Cognitive Web Accessibility: Promoters

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To varying degrees, these 11 organizations promote cognitive Web accessibility. More will be added to this list.

  • The ArcLink
    "Harnessing the power of the Internet to provide people with developmental disabilities the information and resources to exercise informed choice to live self-determined and fulfilling lives in their communities...".
  • eGovernment Resource Centre: Creating sites accessible to people with cognitive disabilities - Accessibility Toolkit - Version 3 - 2009
    Lists the checkpoints of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Version 1 & 2) that are relevant to people with cognitive disabilities. Also describes how to make Web site design and content accessible.
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    "... an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential." The WC3's newest guidelines (WCAG 2.0) address cognitive Web accessibility.
  • WebAIM: Web Accessibility In Mind
    "WebAIM has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University." Has published many articles about cognitive Web accessibility.
  • The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
    "... mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering and technology to promote the quality of life and independent living of people with cognitive disabilities ...". University of Colorado
  • People First - A Voice For People With Learning Difficulties
    Has an "Easy Read" service for making reports, forms and publications accessible to people with learning difficulties (intellectual disabilities); "... training for groups on self advocacy, sexuality, disability equality ...". More.
  • Mencap
    Supporting people with learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities). Has published guidelines on accessible writing for people with cognitive disabilities.
  • Inclusive New Media Design (INMD)
    "... aims to find ways to include people with intellectual disabilities (or ID) in the WWW. It’s doing this by working with web designers and developers, and talking to them about how to make websites that work for people with intellectual disabilities."
  • Cognable
    Provides "... research development and accessibility consultancy, with particular focus on applications of Internet, assistive technologies and new media by and for people with Intellectual Disabilities." Creator of Cognable Speeka, a text-to-speech tool & service.
  • The Rix Centre | Innovation for learning disability
    Specializes in developing new media technology and its use by people with intellectual disabilities to improve their lives. Has developed guidelines and procedures for developing Web content by and for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Institute on Community Integration (ICI)
    "Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, the "... ICI ..." improves policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice." A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at The University of Minnesota.

Visit The Clear Helper Blog: Developing best practices of Web accessibility for people with intellectual / cognitive disabilities.