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[CEUD-ICT] Fwd: Cognitive Accessibility Task Force - Seeking Participation

Joshue O Connor joshue.oconnor at ncbi.ie
Wed Nov 6 20:53:31 GMT 2013


The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has established a Cognitive 
Accessibility Task Force to develop more specific guidance on meeting 
the web accessibility needs of people with cognitive and learning 
disabilities. The Cognitive Accessibility Task Force home page is:
	http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/cognitive-a11y-tf/

The Cognitive Accessibility Task Force expects to:
* Identify related work inside and outside of the W3C and build a 
repository of related research into cognition and disabilities.
* Review existing techniques and propose new features where needed.
* Build a use case repository to describe different cognitive 
disabilities and scenarios for how persons with atypical ability 
profiles use technology successfully or unsuccessfully.
* Document business cases and identify areas of resistance, risks and 
opportunities.

*We invite you to contribute to the Cognitive Accessibility Task Force 
work*.
* Active participation in the Task Force takes about 4 hours per week, 
including teleconferences.
* Participation is through either the Protocols and Formats Working 
Group or the WCAG Working Group.
* More about participation is at 
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/cognitive-a11y-tf/#participation>

If you cannot commit that much time, you can still review draft 
documents. To get announcements of drafts for review, see 
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/announcements>.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, PFWG Chair
Andrew Kirkpatrick and Joshue O Connor, WCAG WG Co-Chairs
Michael Cooper, PFWG and WCAG WG Team Contact



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn at w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/






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