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Re: WAI landing page for CogA

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 15:54:01 -0600
To: David Fazio <dfazio@helixopp.com>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <311c2781-1735-ce76-efda-2aa9febbd1b0@w3.org>
Ah, interesting point. The long version of what this intends to say is: WCAG includes requirements that, when followed, make the [website] more accessible for people with cognitive and learning disabilities..." But we don't want to go into that much detail. :-)

I changed it to 'address':
"For example, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) includes requirements that address cognitive accessibility."

~Shawn


On 3/8/2019 3:18 PM, David Fazio wrote:
> 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
> 
> This message was Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typographic errors.
> 
> 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.
>>
>> <start message>
>> 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:
>> </end message>
>>
>>
>> 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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