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Re: Accidental Example of Usability and Cognition.. (Was: 2.1.1 keyboard - clarification)

From: Sandi Wassmer <sandi@copious.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:18:08 +0000
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To: Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Cc: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Glad you mentioned it, as this raises even another issue for me. I am VI (registered blind with residual vision) and have ADHD. To be frank, I found the article impossible to read from the ADHD perspective and had to have it read to me in a bizarre tutorial fashion wherein I asked questions as we went along.

So, I did have reservations about posting the link, as although I will be delirious when the Internet is wholly inclusive, I figured that not posting it would be denying those who could access it the opportunity to do so..... 

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On 10 Nov 2010, at 18:54, Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/10/10, Sandi Wassmer <sandi@copious.co.uk> wrote:
>> I read a really interesting piece that I think will aid the discussion:
>> http://www.dingoaccess.com/accessibility/accessing-nav-drop-downs/
> Not quite sure how to say this..
> Maybe it's more like whether or not I even should but..
> Am having a dickens of a time cognitively comprehending the proffered
> webpage's message because there is no lefthand margin showing on that
> page on my user end.. The words are therefore not separating out,
> standing out to be, well, comprehended by my brain.. In part, is also
> almost like my brain's too busy, too preoccupied trying to pull the
> words out from the side, separate them away to be able to grasp them
> in the first place.. :grin:
> Next time anyone hears of input needed regarding cognition and the
> Net, this is one I myself would not have thought of offhand in any
> self-advocacy I do on the same.. And perhaps you all may find a better
> label than under cognition, but that *is* what that layout is
> affecting on my user end, for what it's worth in most humble of
> feedback............ :)
> Warmest from Talking Rock.. :)
> Cindy Sue
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