RE: next steps - updating the user research modules

Dear Lisa

If Abi’s research documents are internal reports and have not been published there may be a problem with access so the citation will need to reflect that possibility and as you say there will not have been a peer review – a bit like an unpublished paper.

As W3C likes to have the title of the paper first ( ) maybe it will just be as per the example below…

“Digital Accessibility Report (version), Name of company or authors, Unpublished internal company document. date and company website or direct link”.

Best wishes

From: Lisa Seeman <>
Sent: 28 November 2023 12:24
To: Abi James <>
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One issue with Abis proposal is we will need some type of reference.
Would it make sense to use an email to this list as a reference with as much information as possible (such as number of participants, selection criteria) as well as the findings?
All the best

On Wed, Nov 22, 2023 at 1:25 PM Abi James <<>> wrote:
Hi Lisa and COGA,

I would like to offer assistance with this task but I am unable to attend task force calls at the moment. Is there a way to contribute remotely?

One question I have on this work is there any direction on the standard and source of research? The google doc discusses only academic research sources. I have collated many industry and policy reports related to financial and public services that have insights into digital experience for a people with a range of disabilities. While these are not peer review research, they often provide wider insights (e.g. based on large population survey or collating national statistics) where scientific studies are limited. I know there are other industries with similar resources, including insights from user research that could be beneficial to document.



Dr Abi James
Digital Accessibility Consultant and Researcher
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Southampton

From: Lisa Seeman <<>>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:36 AM
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Hi folks

We decided on the last two calls to update the user research modules.

Can you take a look at the discussion below and see what module you can update?

Also please ask colleagues and others who may have done a similar review. (If we can use their work as well we will give them a credit and if there is a research grant this will count as dissemination and harmonization with standards!)

The user research module looks at accessibility challenges from the user point of view, typically as groups of users.See coga-user-research/<>.

This involves looking for research on where these user groups struggle to use content and what Web design  strategies can support them. We may also need to update the descriptions of disabilities.

We are aiming to get the literary review done by february  and the analysis in March.

To do this we will need to check for new research as a literary review to update the following modules:

  *   Autistic people
  *   dyslexia
  *   down syndrome and intellectual disabilities
  *   Aphasia
  *   age related and dementia
  *   dyscalculia
  *   non verbal
  *   (We already have someone working on ADD)
We are also intending to add new modules on:

  *    mental health
  *   Illness  (chemo brain, post viral infections such as long covid etc )
  *   General learning and cognitive disabilities using  functional needs as the user needs
Also you can see our guidelines of how to do a litarty review<>.
Of course we can add another module if it is of particular interest to you or a  colleague .

All the best

Lisa Seeman-Horwitz

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