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Re: Dyslexia Paper - Completed

From: Peter Rainger <P.F.Rainger@sussex.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 10:44:49 +0000
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: Peter Rainger <P.F.Rainger@sussex.ac.uk>, Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <1048761889.3e82d62191789@webmail.sussex.ac.uk>

hi,

The paper cover Dyslexia and Dyslexic-like specific learning 
difficulties. But it does it does not specifically cover the "learning 
disabled", "Severe Learning Difficulties" or Cognitive disabilities.

My remit is for those who could be potentially studying at a minimum of 
a Further Educational level. 

You might find that the paper covers many of the issues but it 
completely side-steps the issues when a student has a savere language 
difficulty or savere cognition problem... I would need to go into 
talking about the appropriateness of content, symbolic communications. 
etc etc.

I do hope within the future to write a similar paper about web 
accessibility for those with hearing impairment (including pre-
lingually deaf).

pete


Quoting Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>:

> Peter,
> 
> to clear up a possible confusion, can you confirm that you're use of
> 
> SLD refers to specific learning difficulty or dyslexia, and not
> Severe 
> Learning Difficulties or cognitive disability?
> 
> looks to be a great resource, we now link to it and 
> http://www.techdis.ac.uk/seven/disability_and_the_web.html from 
> http://www.learningdifferently.com/develop/papers.html where there
> are 
> links to many other useful resources on LDD and the web
> 
> thanks
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 27 March 2003 05:44:55 GMT

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