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RE: Deborah Dahl to speak on task force work

From: Deborah Dahl <dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:35:39 -0400
To: "'Rochford, John'" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>, <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <069901d06669$b5a8eb50$20fac1f0$@conversational-technologies.com>
This should be a great chance to publicize the task force’s work to an
audience of university-age developers. The talk’s supposed to be only 20
minutes, so I think the goals would be primarily to raise awareness of the
problem, introduce the W3C's work in the area, and describe a few
techniques, for example from the WebAim page John posted earlier
Since seeing is believing, it also occurred to me that it would be cool to
show an example of something like a "web page makeover" from a cognitively
inaccessible page to a more accessible page, does anyone know of any
examples like that?


From: Rochford, John [mailto:john.rochford@umassmed.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:34 AM
To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
Subject: Deborah Dahl to speak on task force work

Hi All,

FYI, from the W3C Public Newsletter, 2015-03-23:

2015-04-14 (14 APR)
•     Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities
o  by Deborah Dahl
o  Philly Tech Week -- EvoHaX
o  <http://www.evohax.com/>
o  Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dr. Dahl will discuss recent activities at the W3C aimed at improving web
accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities such as Down Syndrome,
dementia, aphasia and dyslexia.


John Rochford
UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Director, INDEX Program
Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
Twitter: @ClearHelper
Received on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 19:35:20 UTC

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