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)
2 replies on “About Cognitive Accessibility & Related Articles”
Great resources. Thanks. Also great to see this often ignored user group getting some much needed attention.
Dennis and Ross, very glad to see this topic covered. Thank you for the links and keep up the excellent work.