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RE: what are the brain functions

From: Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 13:00:21 +0000
To: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
CC: EA Draffan <ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Liddy Nevile <liddy@sunriseresearch.org>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>, Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>, "Neil.Milliken" <neil.milliken@atos.net>
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Hi Lisa,

Your list of cognitive functions is aligned with WebAIM's list.
(See http://webaim.org/articles/cognitive/.)

It includes illustrative examples and an explanation of why we classify cognitive disability functionally rather than clinically. You may want to consider incorporating such information into your document, especially functional examples, to help reader comprehension.


John Rochford
UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Director, INDEX Program; Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health

Twitter: @ClearHelper

From: lisa.seeman [mailto:lisa.seeman@zoho.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:53 AM
To: lisa.seeman
Cc: EA Draffan; Liddy Nevile; public-cognitive-a11y-tf; Anthony Doran; Steve Lee; Neil.Milliken
Subject: RE: what are the brain functions

Ok I think I see the problem, I was coping over Cross-modal Association to sign language section and edited it in the literacy section - good call!
All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects <http://accessibility.athena-ict.com/default.shtml>
LinkedIn<http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter<https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>

---- On Fri, 30 May 2014 14:08:15 +0300 lisa.seeman<lisa.seeman@zoho.com<mailto:lisa.seeman@zoho.com>> wrote ----

Hi EA,

Thanks for the review

I think I have called  grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPC) --  Cross-modal Association: Association of sign and concept which I put under litarcy

This is exactly why I thought we needed this so we can use the  terms. I will add grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPC) as an alternive way of saying Cross-modal Association

I will also add your info on Broca's area (mainly because it is so interesting...)

All the best and thanks again

I just noticed that there was no "grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPC) —

the relationship between sounds and the letters which represent those sounds; also known as 'letter-sound correspondences'" which is something we often talk about when discussing dyslexia but I may have missed the fact that is included within other terms. http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/resources/practical_resources_info/1032_phonics_glossary

Just another thought... I learnt that Broca's area was mainly in the left temporal lobe rather than being categorised as part of the occipital lobe http://memory.ucsf.edu/brain/language/disorders but obviously the experts on MD health have other ideas!!!! We may also have to include other aspects of what is linked to Broca's area http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2703472/ but perhaps we then go into the realms of giving too much information.

I found this image of the brain and a rather interesting take on the whole idea of how the systems work http://www.beneaththecover.com/2007/10/31/surprising-broca/ - not for W3C but just for a small digression!

Best wishes

Mrs E.A. Draffan
WAIS, ECS , University of Southampton
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246
Mobile +44 (0)7976 289103


From: lisa.seeman [mailto:lisa.seeman@zoho.com]
Sent: 28 May 2014 22:37
To: Liddy Nevile; public-cognitive-a11y-tf
Cc: Anthony Doran; Steve Lee; EA Draffan; Neil.Milliken
Subject: what are the brain functions


I put up a very early draft of different brain functions. It  could turn into iether a glossary or a background resource for making meta data that relates to cognitive disabilities or for a functional approach to accessibility for cognitive.

See http://accessibility.athena-ict.com/cognativefunction.shtml

Do people think it could be useful? Feel free to point put ommisions or other comments. Please ignore any editorial and spelling errors
All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects
LinkedIn, Twitter

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