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Re: cognitive understanding

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 08:11:03 -0400
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To: "Robert Neff" <rneff@moon.jic.com>
Cc: "IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Joe Roeder" <Jroeder@nib.org>
At 10:05 PM 6/14/1999 -0700, Robert Neff wrote:
>I am curious to know what the percentage of people in the world or a country
>currently use this method and how many are not included?
>What are the demographics and ages?

For any population, 3% will be "retarded", that is sufficiently cognitively
impaired to have difficulty in life tasks due to their disability. Among
school populations, 12-20% are identified with Learning Disabilities. Some
of these Learning Disabilities will affect cognition, some will not - they
all affect learning ability which is the "life task" of school-aged folks.
Cognition differences, impairments, and disabilities are found among the
"regular" population and co-exist with other disabilities. What is needed
for PWD's must include needs for this population, because these folks *are*


Anne L. Pemberton
Enabling Support Foundation
Received on Tuesday, 15 June 1999 08:03:04 UTC

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