Cognitive accessibility is closely tied to WCAG 2.0 Principle 3: Understandable which states that “Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable”. (WebAIM does a great job in explaining what Cognitive Disabilities actually are.) The guidelines under this principle are:
- Guideline 3.1 Readable: Make text content readable and understandable.
- Guideline 3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
- Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
There’s been an increase in articles about cognitive accessibility which is great because it’s the most difficult and typically least discussed. Here’s a great list of them below. Feel free to comment with any that were missed.
- Cognitive Accessibility Online (Yahoo)
- Cognitive Disabilities and the Web: Where Accessibility and Usability Meet?
- Cognitive accessibility testing
- Supporting comprehension for everyone
- Cognitive Web Accessibility Assessment: First Attempt, Part 1 of 3 (Clear Helper)
- 10 Organizations That Promote Cognitive Web Accessibility (Clear Helper)
- Plain Language dot gov
- How the cloud can improve the lives of those with cognitive disabilities
- Web accessibility for cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties (Dev.Opera)