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is this a way forward for familiar design?

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Sun, 07 May 2017 18:22:16 +0300
To: "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Hi Folks

One of the pillars of design for cognitive impairments is a familiar design were the user knows what things are and how to use them
we have a few SC proposed, but it is unlikely we can get them into WCAG 2.1


 I was wondering if offering people a choice of what to do, so that something is done would reduce the problem somewhat and let authors understand the problem a bit. We could have more detailed SC in the supplement.


so for example, you can either use our semantics that enable the page to adapt to the user, OR have a simple design.


something along the lines of


one following is true
⦁ A mechanism is available such that the content can be simplified and icons and text of critical controls can be personized (we can be label at risk if at risk, so long as what needs to be done here and by when) 
⦁ Critical controls and important information are emphasized  and come before other information in the main page region unless they are in the banner region and critical controls have icons and visible text labels.
⦁  Controls have clear instructions that explain the interaction unless:


⦁   -   -  Buttons and links have a clearly identified outline or are underlined unless they are in a tool bar or menu bar that has a clear outline (either via a border or background color) and only contains elements with the same role and interaction patterns. (side note: tab items and toolbar items in the same bar would fail)  and 


⦁    -- Options are are associated with a check box, radio box or are in a list box



critical controls can be defined as: Help, navigation to help and search forms and features that are required to complete the main role or tasks of the user interface. The main task is usually identified in the page title.




Does this look like a way forward.





All the best

Lisa Seeman

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