Cognitive Impairments

Dyslexic students who are intellectually bright often don’t perform badly enough for a teacher to identify they have a learning disability. UoM student

Types of Cognitive Impairment

  • Memory.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Attention, e.g. ADHD
  • Reading, linguistic and verbal comprehension, e.g. dyslexia
  • Mathematical comprehension
  • Visual comprehension

Assistive Technologies

  • Visual learning software
  • Speech, spellchecker, e.g. TextHelp
  • Text to voice, e.g. WYNNS

Barriers to Access

  • Users may have trouble remembering the overall context of a web site or task.
  • Users may make more errors than usual.
  • Users may be easily distracted.
  • Users may be have difficulty reading web content.

Example

Contact Us

For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:

Andrew Normand
Web Accessibility Lead
Email: anormand@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867