The following are brief descriptions of projects I have undertaken to help make the Web more accessible to people with cognitive disabilities.
- Development of The Clear Helper Web Site using best practices of accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities. It will contain tutorials on using the Web and computers.
- Assessing the efforts of 100 cognitive disability organizations to make their Web sites accessible to their constituencies. I continually blog about these evaluations and publish summarized- and detailed results.
- Creation and expansion of several indexes of resources related to cognitive accessibility, including assistive technology, guidelines, readability and research.
- Exploring assistive technology tools and services that may make the Web more accessible to people with cognitive disabilities.
- Provision of free computer help to people with intellectual disabilities in the Boston area. These help sessions are often occasions for the interviews I have conducted.
- Assisting a nonprofit to provide PC- and Web access to people with intellectual disabilities. I have just initiated a similar effort for another nonprofit.
- Designing a report Web site that, for people with cognitive disabilities, will include features such as plain language and text-to-speech.
- With the New England INDEX team and The Paciello Group, redesigning DisabilityInfo.org in part to make it more accessible to people with cognitive disabilities.
- Helping a local university, which has an education program for people with cognitive disabilities, to make its Web site more accessible to its students.
- Development of Web-based, education-focused software for people with intellectual disabilities.
Note: If you would like to help with any of these projects, please post a comment or contact me.
Tags: Web Accessibility