Large fonts are a common recommendation for designing Web sites for people with cognitive disabilities. I will soon experiment with adding a font-size switcher to the “Clear Helper” home page.
In an interview, I received good suggestions from a Web user who has an intellectual disability. I now know the subject of the first tutorial for the future Clear Helper Web site.
What can make searching and finding info on the Web easier for people with cognitive disabilities? Features are considered, and an example Web site reviewed.
Suggestions are made for making the textual content of thousands of database records easier to understand. DisabilityInfo.org, a site with information about programs for people with disabilities living in Massachusetts, is used a an example
Features designed to make searching for disability-specific resources are described, and their utility for people with cognitive disabilities is discussed.
A search wizard may be a good alternative to constructing complicated text queries. 800AgeInfo.com’s search wizard is described.