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RE: Cognitive impairment examples

From: Joel Sanda <joels@ecollege.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 12:48:09 -0600
Message-ID: <1F65B84ED796D3119307009027DE0A51077D6215@PIKESPEAK>
To: "'Jeff Isom'" <jeff@cpd2.usu.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I would try Microsoft Search: http://search.microsoft.com
<http://search.microsoft.com> . While this site can yield incredible
results, sometimes too many, finding just the right thing is tough - for
someone who doesn't have a cognitive impairment, let alone the "average Joe
Home User" looking for the fix that lets Windows 9x shut down without
hanging <grin>.
What makes this site particularly bad, in my opinion, are the categories you
can search under. In the aforementioned example you can find the knowledge
base article under numerous categories: Developer Resources, Home Computing,
IT Resources, Support & The Knowledge Base.
If you don't 'weed out' potential categories and use obvious keywords like
"Windows", "Shut down", and so on, the results can be starggering.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Isom [mailto:jeff@cpd2.usu.edu]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 12:45 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Cognitive impairment examples

I am looking for some examples of sites that would be difficult for someone
with a cognitive impairment to use.  Does anyone know of some sites that
would be especially problematic for individuals with cognitive impairments?

Jeffrey Isom
Instructional Designer
Web Accessibility in Mind ( http://www.webaim.org <http://www.webaim.org> )
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
Logan, Utah   84322-6800
(435) 797-7582
Received on Monday, 16 April 2001 14:48:54 UTC

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