A presentation at ID24 by Elizabeth Schafer
Cognitive disabilities are the most common type of disability but are often the hardest to understand. What do we need to consider to make sure we’re not inadvertently excluding people? We’ll look through the lens of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to explore how differences in cognitive functions can affect usability on websites, and what we can do to improve the user experience for everyone.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
Research by disability
Issue papers on topics such as security, safety and how they are affected by cognitive disabilities.
This is for W3C groups and standard makers looking to understand where the issues lay and how technology could help.
Gives advice on how to make websites and web applications work for people with learning and cognitive disabilities.
An introduction to cognitive accessibility from The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
An introduction to cognitive disabilities
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