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RE: Report on WCAG2 comments relating to cognitive, learning, and language disabilities

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:04:05 -0400
To: "'Bailey, Bruce'" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, "'lisa'" <lisa@ubaccess.com>, "'j.chetwynd'" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>, "'Sofia Celic'" <Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org>, "'Jan Dekelver'" <jan.dekelver@khk.be>, "'Chuck Hitchcock'" <chitchcock@cast.org>, "'Hiroshi Kawamura'" <hkawa@rehab.go.jp>, "'Gez Lemon'" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "'Clayton Lewis'" <clayton.lewis@colorado.edu>, "'Gian Sampson-Wild'" <gian@tkh.com.au>, "'Keith Smith'" <k.smith@bild.org.uk>, "'Roberto Scano'" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, "'Stephen Shore'" <Tumbalaika@aol.com>, "'Nancy Ward'" <nward@thedesk.info>, "'Paul Bowman'" <pbowman@gmu.edu>, "'John Slatin'" <jslatin@mail.utexas.edu>, "'Elbert Johns'" <ejohns@thearclink.org>, "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'Michael Cooper'" <cooper@w3.org>, "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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>>>For an example of a government site that is oriented towards people with
cognitive disabilities:The Medicaid Reference Desk http://thedesk.info/ 

A prime feature for a cognitive person would be to be able to ask a
question, I would say. But the link to the "ask question" page gives a 404
link error. And it appears to have been like that since 2002. 

On the home page, the additional info summaries above the link list do not
work for keyboard users, only for mouse users. 

Any page that is accessed from the home page comes up in a tiny window with
all the Chrome from the browser. A cognitive person can't find the back
button. Having the opened window tiny like that means that there are other
visible windows on the computer screen, which would be confusing for many
people with cognitive disabilities.  

David MacDonald

access empowers people...
        ...barriers disable them...
 
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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Bailey, Bruce
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:56 AM
To: David MacDonald; lisa; j.chetwynd
Cc: Loretta Guarino Reid; Sofia Celic; Jan Dekelver; Chuck Hitchcock;
Hiroshi Kawamura; Gez Lemon; Clayton Lewis; Gian Sampson-Wild; Keith Smith;
Roberto Scano; Stephen Shore; Nancy Ward; Paul Bowman; John Slatin; Elbert
Johns; Gregg Vanderheiden; Michael Cooper; Judy Brewer; WCAG
Subject: RE: Report on WCAG2 comments relating to cognitive, learning, and
language disabilities


For an example of a government site that is oriented towards people with
cognitive disabilities:
The Medicaid Reference Desk
http://thedesk.info/

Nancy Ward and Clayton Lewis have been particularly involved with that
project.  I did not find concept maps however.

The claim to Triple A status (with a link to CAST no less) is troubling.

P.S.:  Follows is a link to the HTML version of the PDF mentioned in Lisa's
post from 2001.
Telecommunications Problems and Design Strategies for People with Cognitive
Disabilities
http://www.wid.org/archives/telecom/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of David MacDonald
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:23 AM
> To: 'lisa'; '"~:'' ????????????"'
> Cc: 'Loretta Guarino Reid'; 'Sofia Celic'; 'Jan Dekelver'; 
> 'Chuck Hitchcock'; 'Hiroshi Kawamura'; 'Gez Lemon'; 'Clayton 
> Lewis'; 'Gian Sampson-Wild'; 'Keith Smith'; 'Roberto Scano'; 
> 'Stephen Shore'; 'Nancy Ward'; 'Paul Bowman'; 'John Slatin'; 
> 'Elbert Johns'; 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; 'Michael Cooper'; 'Judy 
> Brewer'; 'WCAG'
> Subject: RE: Report on WCAG2 comments relating to cognitive, 
> learning, and language disabilities
> 
> Hi Lisa
> 
> Can you provide a link to a successfully implemented concept map on a
> commercial (or private site)? I would like to see one in use. Thanks.

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