Neurodiversity 101

While this article discusses users who are neurodiverse as a single group, it is important to know that no two people who experience cognitive challenges experience them in the same way. Neurodiversity encompasses everyone from a young child with a learning disability, an adult with ADHD, an elderly person beginning to experience age related memory loss, and many others.  Every person who lives with cognitive challenges may experience them to different degrees, and be affected in different ways. 

That said, there are some things that are helpful to everyone, and this article will summarize some of those tips. 

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“Every person who lives with cognitive challenges may experience them to different degrees, and be affected in different ways. “

Web accessibility considerations

  • Avoid distractions: Animated graphics, banners that draw the eye, or alerts about information unrelated to the user’s current task, can all be extremely distracting for users. Whether someone experiences memory loss, difficulty with focusing, or comprehension, one of the most important considerations is to avoid potential distractions.They can cause a user to lose focus on their task, or potentially cause someone to forget what they wanted to do entirely. 
  • Complex interfaces: Interfaces should make the pat