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RE: Modifying print and web materials for people with cognitive impairments

From: Chuck Hitchcock <chitchcock@cast.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 22:40:16 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002c01c3a8ce$b4cba480$6501a8c0@cast.org>
I don't believe that the automatic readability scales are reliable enough to
include as a recommendation for content authors.  They provide a very rough
guide but are very easy to fool.
Other recommendations are mostly common sense although I would expect that
many might  disagree that content broken into short pages is better for
everyone.  A long page is easier to print and mark up with highlighting and
may be easier for some to navigate.  A major problem with trying to address
cognitive disabilities in the design of a Web page is that a barrier for one
individual might actually be exactly what another needs to maintain
attention and to understand how the content is organized.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 2:32 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: FW: Modifying print and web materials for people with cognitive


>From the RRTC on Aging with Cognitive Disabilities (via NCDDR's Research
Exchange).  Please let me know if you see anything useful (to us, or to you
in working on WCAG).


Modifying printed materials 

People with cognitive disabilities have a range of abilities to read and
comprehend. There is no one all-inclusive way to  ...................... 

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