Re: minutes..... The Cognitive Accessibility Task Force Teleconference, Monday 14th April

Minutes for this week are at

Horrid-looking (to me) text version below - hopefully helpful?


Text of minutes:

W3C - DRAFT - Cognitive Accessibility Task Force 14 Apr 2014 Agenda  
See also: IRC log Attendees Present +44.203.618.aaaa, +1.804.749.aabb,  
Katie_Haritos-Shea, +1.512.445.aacc, Michael_Cooper, Suzann_Keohane,  
Neil_Milliken Regrets Lisa_Seeman Chair Neil_Milliken Scribe Liddy  
Contents * Topics <#agenda> 1. User group findings: aging and dementia  
<#item01> 2. Follow up on cognitive tags by Jim Allan <#item02> 3.  
Review of APPL by Suzanne Taylor <#item03> 4. User group findings:  
ADD / ADHD <#item04> 5. other items <#item05> * Summary of Action  
Items <#ActionSummary>  
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: Liddy User group findings: aging and dementia KHS presenting aging  
etc postponed to next week after edits suggested by Lisa Jim:  
cognitive tags people joining Follow up on cognitive tags by Jim Allan  
Jim: Clayton can help - task to look at exec function ... a construct  
for thinking about how brain works ... sometimes things very medical  
but not clear where everything happens ... cognitive abilities of cog  
function grouped . Loosely group into the following areas: goal  
formation, planning, goal-directed action, self-monitoring, attention,  
response inhibition, and coordination of complex cognition and motor  
control for effective performance. Jim: this will go in wiki ... I  
have definitions... 1. Inhibition - The ability to stop one's own  
behavior at the appropriate time, including stopping actions and  
thoughts. The flip side of inhibition is impulsivity; if you have weak  
ability to stop yourself from acting on your impulses, then you are  
"impulsive."   1. Inhibition - The ability to stop one's own behavior  
at the appropriate time, including stopping actions and thoughts. The  
flip side of inhibition is impulsivity; if you have weak ability to  
stop yourself from acting on your impulses, then you are "impulsive."  
2. Shift - The ability to move freely from one situation to another  
and to think flexibly in order to respond appropriately to the  
situation ( 3. Emotional Control - The ability to modulate emotional  
responses by bringing rational thought to bear on feelings. (tolerate  
frustration) 4. Initiation - The ability to begin a task or activity  
and to independently generate ideas, responses, or problem-solving  
strategies (also, ability to finish) 5. Working memory - The capacity  
to hold information in mind for the purpose of completing(/performing)  
a task 6. Planning/Organization - The ability to manage current and  
future- oriented task demands. 7. Organization of Materials - The  
ability to impose order on work, play, and storage spaces. 8. Self- 
Monitoring - The ability to monitor one's own performance and to  
measure it against some standard of what is needed or expected. Jim:  
many abilities in many articles ... these lead to many functional  
problems all 8 of these exist on a continuum, if each is on a slider,  
depending where you put the sliders, you come up with various  
disabilities Neil: there are many things that lead to problems with  
people not aware of them, how to we formulate solutions Jim: many have  
to do with user settings ... eg linearise the page, stop movement on  
page, ... ... but there will be server-based things - eg for Siri -  
augmented page eg Neil: we've seen govt with easy-read docs - maybe  
more poeple affected than we realise Jim: I will finish now and put  
this in wiki akim, next item Review of APPL by Suzanne Taylor s/appl/ 
apip/ ST: should this be review of something else? not able to do this  
now User group findings: ADD / ADHD NM: is anyone working on this? ...  
is this Barry Johnson's work - he is not here? other items NM: anyone  
have anything else? ST: review ready but April 5  DR: prsonal problems  
so reporting next week .. JF: to help DR this week Joseph: my daughter  
needs help getting ready for the day - done work on non-vocal section  
and so maybe report ready next Monday ... exec function very helpful  
and excellent KD: I just joined group so this is first meeting -  
sectioning requirements have a lot to do with exec functions - past  
experience supports this ... eg headings etc break up the page  
effectively Neil: I agree NM: whip is cracking on all task group  
members!! ... anything else? ... what are timelines? yes, I see, sorry  
- how can it be fixed? MC: note that chair has been Neil not Michael -  
correct re whip especially! NM: any more? ... autism is next on list -  
who is that?  
MC: Lisa has assignees listed in wiki - they are not here LN: talking  
about constrained languages thank you! Who  
would we ask about the prospect of an internationally agreed  
constrained vocabulary? Seems it would beyond scope for W3C to  
establish such a thing. Liddy: Janina:  
tricky to get this adopted - by whom? Liddy: maybe we can do this in  
ISO with education tech group because it is a practice known in  
education Janina: all for this - yes, let's push for this ... seems  
like a worthy goal - association of ESL people could help too LN: many  
lists exist and there are something like 200 of the 1500 words that  
are contentious NM: good idea - let's keep this going LN: human  
translation etc very much more accurate Janina: copyright can be a  
problem... NM: yes LN: copyright can be triacky ST: with a constrained  
vocab, you could just translate sections so automated translation of  
bits could be done - eg if complicated section Janina: need to get  
copyright owners on side but dictionaries from standard to constrained  
language would be helpful ST; constrained vocab checker good LN: this  
is available already ... I will wrtie this up for wiki Janina: I will  
follow it NM: Lisa would like vendors involved in this task force ...  
eg getting Dragon etc people involved ... impoartant to not set up  
standards that vendors might not want - better for all to work  
together ... all done, thank you! ack ??P17 Janina: wonderful chairing  
- applause!! zakim bye Summary of Action Items [End of minutes]  
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Present: +44.203.618.aaaa +1.804.749.aabb Katie_Haritos-Shea  
+1.512.445.aacc Michael_Cooper Suzann_Keohane Neil_Milliken Regrets:  
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