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RE: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia

From: Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:08:05 +0000
To: "ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk" <ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "lisa.seeman@zoho.com" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
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Hi Lisa and All,

I too read the minutes. I did not see any decision other than the issue paper creation. I agree with E. A.. I disagree with any decision to pursue this matter. I also disagree with spending time on an issue paper, but I am willing to entertain the idea that I will change my mind about this matter after reading it.

John


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On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 3:59 AM -0700, "EA Draffan" <ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk>> wrote:

I have read the minutes and seen the idea of the issue paper and then the question about techniques that could come out of it etc.
So I will take a quote from the meeting and say
"I have the same poison as Neil, sceptical but open to the idea of a paper"

I know I could not write this paper and admire those who have taken it on as I just feel we could be getting into something that is much more complex than dealing with web-based content and the way it is made accessible for individuals with cognitive difficulties.

Best wishes
E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
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From: lisa.seeman [mailto:lisa.seeman@zoho.com]
Sent: 29 April 2015 11:47
To: EA Draffan
Cc: Steve Lee; Rochford, John; Ayelet Seeman; public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
Subject: RE: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia

Folks please confirm that you read the minutes from this weeks call. We discussed it in detail and it was passed unanimously with 2 abstentions (myself and Michael)
Only reopen this issue if you have read the minutes and STILL disagree with the outcome. Then we will reopen the issue. In the mean time there is an action item for Ayelet and Jamie and Debra to make an issue paper.
All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects
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---- On Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:21:59 +0300 EA Draffan<ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote ----
+1

Best wishes
E.A.


From: Steve Lee [mailto:steve@opendirective.com]
Sent: 28 April 2015 14:04
To: Rochford, John
Cc: Ayelet Seeman; public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
Subject: Re: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia

+1, based on that non-secret bit alone :)


Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

On 28 April 2015 at 13:52, Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu> wrote:
Hi Ayelet & All,

Anyone may use accessible communication technologies in a harmful or illegal way. I donít 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
UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Director, INDEX Program
Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
http://www.DisabilityInfo.org
Twitter: @ClearHelper


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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