Improving web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities: Top 10 features
"(1) use pictures, graphics, icons, and symbols to augment text; (2) simplify writing and reading; (3) use consistent navigation and design on every page; (4) use headings, title, and prompts rather than long paragraphs; (5) support screen readers; (6) use larger fonts; (7) use uncluttered, simple screen layout; (8) maintain white space; (9) make the Web site customizable; and (10) use navigation aids."
A Website Interface Design Framework for the Cognitively Impaired: A Study in the Context of Alzheimer's Disease
"In this paper, we introduce a four-element, theoretical framework and outline a research agenda that identifies important considerations for developers of website interfaces for those with AD. This Website Accessibility Framework may be used as the basis for investigating the impacts of interfaces with differing degrees of guideline compliance, ranging from no compliance to full compliance, on people with AD."
Reaching accessibility: Guidelines for creating and refining digital learning materials
"Individuals with visual, motor, or learning disabilities constantly encounter the challenging predicament of attempting to use computer files, software, and Web sites that are not accessible."
Designing For Dyslexia @ The Pickards
List of 17 recommendations plus sources. Published by The Pickards Information Services.
Text formats and web design for visually impaired and dyslexic readers — Clear Text for All
"... a set of specifications for the production of text has been generated. Using the specifications should produce clear text for both dyslexic and visually impaired readers ...".
Improving website accessibility for people with early-stage dementia: a preliminary investigation.
"This study, conducted collaboratively with five men who have a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD), is the first stage of a formative research project aimed at developing a new website for people with dementia."
Juicy Studio: Developing sites for users with Cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties
"... examines the types of problems visitors may encounter when using the web, with insightful and practical suggestions on how to develop websites that are inclusive for people with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties."
A Conceptual Framework for Accessibility Tools to Benefit Users With Cognitive Disabilities
"The framework includes: (1) categories of functional cognitive disabilities, (2) principles of cognitive disability accessibility, (3) units of web content analysis, (4) aspects of analysis, and (5) realms of responsibility."
Web Accessibility for People With Cognitive Disabilities
"Pilot study conducted to present a conceptual model of several fundamental elements required for successful web navigation for people with cognitive disabilities."
Cognitive Web Accessibility: Guidelines 2005
Published in 2005, these resources are original studies and Web articles.
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