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Natural Language Interface Accessibility

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2021 16:09:04 +0200
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To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
  Hi Folks

IHere ius my draft issue for APA for  Natural Language Interface
Accessibility User Requirements at  https://www.w3.org/TR/naur/

Greeting APA.
regarding   https://www.w3.org/TR/naur/
<https://www.w3.org/TR/naur/#speech-recognition-and-speech-production>  .
Coga has reviewed the document and felt that the needs of people with
learning and cognitive disabilities are not adequately addressed
The userneeds for our groups are stuck  together in a way that minimises
the issues, and seems very problematic as the specific needs and range of
needs are so different. Supporting an aging individual with dementia will
be very different from supporting a young adult with down syndrome in this

We feal the are many examples of user needs that are relevant here in m  Making
Content Useable <https://www.w3.org/TR/coga-usable/> , and we would like to
see how our needs mapp to the needs in NAUR and if they are adequately
understandable and easy to inver.

We may need a different approach. Maybe based on functional needs, such as
impared short term memory, impaired exective function etc. Another aprouch
would be based on different challenges face by our users such as the user
needs in  Making Content Useable <https://www.w3.org/TR/coga-usable/> .

We started collecting specific comments at /docs.google.com
, however, again, this feedback is incomplete as there is so much to say
here. It may be better to have a next editors draft which is more
inclusive, and make specific comments on that. We also have two issue
papers on this topic. I believe I have given them to you prevously, but for
quick refrence please review  /issue-papers/voice-menus.html
<https://w3c.github.io/coga/issue-papers/voice-menus.html> and google doc
draft on conversational interfaces

This topic is essential for our user groups, as so many of us feel
completely unable to get critical services when these interfaces are used.
This often results in our hat our independence being removed or curtailed.
We must not publish a document that allows interface that bar us entry from
being considered inclusive.
Again we are happy to have a joint call to work help move this forward.

Clearly this is a big task and we are happy to have a joint call to discuss
how we can help.
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