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Re: WAI landing page for CogA

From: David Fazio <dfazio@helixopp.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 21:18:53 +0000
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
CC: James A. <A.James@soton.ac.uk>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <78017E58-8F10-4EEA-88E6-B1C263326FB1@helixopp.com>
I would be a little apprehensive to say “improve” cognitive accessibility. I’d prefer “ensure” or “related to” over “improve”. Only because there are techniques that actually scientifically improve/enhance cognition. Companies like Posit Science use them for rehabilitation, and other things.  I wouldn’t want to, in any way, allow for misconception.

Something like:

For example, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) includes requirements related to (or that ensure) cognitive accessibility. The requirements (known as “success criteria”) are in guidelines such as:

- Fazio

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On Mar 8, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org<mailto:shawn@w3.org>> wrote:

Hi Abi,

Thanks much for the input at <https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-cognitive-a11y-tf/2019Mar/0036.html>. I agree that sentence is not totally smooth.

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I am struggling with the sentence " They are under these and other guidelines:" in the section on Cognitive Accessibility in W3C standards. It does not seem a clear way to say this. My suggestion would be to add "such as" to the previous sentence so that it read:
For example, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) includes requirements (called “success criteria”) that improve cognitive accessibility such as:
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The issue is that the sentence talks about requirements/success criteria, yet the list is of guidelines (not success criteria). Also, some on the TF call wanted to avoid "For example" and "such as" in the same sentence -- which I agree with.

A couple of options:
1. For example, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) includes requirements that improve cognitive accessibility. The requirements (called “success criteria”) are in guidelines such as:
2. For example, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) includes requirements that improve cognitive accessibility. The requirements (called “success criteria”) are in these and other guidelines:

I do think #1 is more straightforward. However, it seem to me a bit wimpy. We really want this section to be strong. For that reason, I'm thinking #2 -- or something more like it -- might be better. Thoughts?

Thanks,
~Shawn
<http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/>



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