Clear Helper Project Status
Clear Helper is a project intended to develop a Web site using best practices of accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities. The Web site will contain tutorials about using particular Web sites and/or features of them. The Web site is under development.
Web Site Features
The Clear Helper Web site will meet:
Accessibility Features for People with Cognitive Disabilities
Initial design efforts will focus on:
- clear, simple language;
- a voice narration for every page;
- a consistent set of navigation icons; and
- presentation of tutorials in multiple formats (i.e., text, audio and video).
Participation by People with Cognitive Disabilities
Advice from and testing by people with cognitive disabilities have a very important role in the development of the Clear Helper Web site. They will be involved in every part. Interviews are being conducted to determine what they find easy and difficult about using the Web. This will inform the design of the future Clear Helper Web site, and the subject matter of its tutorials.
John Rochford is a Director of Technology for The University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The development project's progress is being tracked on: