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RE: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia

From: Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:52:19 +0000
To: Ayelet Seeman <ayelet.projects1@gmail.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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Hi Ayelet & All,

Anyone may use accessible communication technologies in a harmful or illegal way. I don’t think we should address that because someone might do so as a result of a disability.

There are other reasons why I think we should not address this issue, which I would be pleased to share if necessary.

John

John Rochford
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From: Ayelet Seeman [mailto:ayelet.projects1@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 11:30 AM
To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
Subject: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia

I looked at the WHO taxonomies for the aging and dementia user group, and it looks like there will be a lot of work to harmonize them, and like some of the data is outdated.

Also, I think we need to better address the problem of aggression and inappropriate behavior by people with dementia with communication technologies. In some types of dementia, such as behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (BvFTD)  the first symptom is a change in the personality, including disinhibition and lack of empathy. As a result, they may use accessible communication technologies in a harmful way, possibly to an extent of being illegal.

ideas anyone?

Ayelet
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