UXPA 2013 Annual Conference Wednesday July 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm ET by Yulia Nemchinova
The importance of accommodating visually impaired Web users is now widely recognized - yet cognitively impaired users are still largely left behind. Cognitive disabilities include conditions such as learning and language disabilities, attention disorders, traumatic brain injury, mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive issues related to aging and more. The broad spectrum of cognitive issues and lack of user research and evaluation pose immense and important challenges to us as UX practitioners. This presentation addresses design for this diverse user group, with a special focus on language and literacy disabilities fairly common in both adults and kids.