Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Web Accessibility: Cognitive Disabilities

This is part of a continuing series of web accessibility tips for IT personnel, web managers and web development groups. These tips can be used to review current website accessibility and to utilize in developing new websites with the hope of improving web accessibility for everyone.

The number of people with cognitive disabilities is greater than the number people with all other disabilities combined. Cognitive disabilities are complex and vary greatly. Recommendations for those with cognitive disabilities share much overlap with general usability recommendations, however, the impact of poor usability and understandability can have a much more significant impact on those with cognitive disabilities. Care should be taken to ensure optimal functionality and understandability of web content by those with cognitive or learning disabilities.

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