[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:

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 

*We invite you to contribute to the Cognitive Accessibility Task Force 
* 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 

If you cannot commit that much time, you can still review draft 
documents. To get announcements of drafts for review, see 

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

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

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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