La Comisión Europea ha publicado un estudio sobre la accesibilidad web para personas con discapacidad cognitiva, disponible en inglés y en formato pdf: Pilot Project Study: Inclusive Web-Accessibility for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities.
En la nota que anuncia el informe podemos leer:
This study provides a comprehensive overview of research in Europe on the barriers to cognitive accessibility and the factors that have an impact on the autonomy and participation of persons with cognitive disabilities in the digital environment. The study is centred around a literature review that has been complemented with an extensive stakeholder consultation.
En un breve extracto del informe (de algo más de 100 páginas), presentan las siguientes conclusiones y recomendaciones:
The study shows that there are several gaps in our knowledge regarding cognitive accessibility. Yet there is also a lot of activity within the research community. The momentum provided by the European Web Accessibility Directive could be used to further encourage this activity and convince public and private actors to do more to meet cognitive user needs. Two obstacles need to be overcome: the difficulty of standardisation from diverse user needs, and the stigma that still surrounds needs for cognitive accessibility.
The study further recommends:
• That new requirements focus on mental functions rather than diagnoses.
• The institution of both general measures and customisable solutions.
• Raising awareness that cognitive accessibility benefits everyone.