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Re: FW: Second screen API and working group

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:09:00 -0400
To: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Cc: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>, Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group <public-apa@w3.org>, jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com
Message-ID: <20160928150900.GC1646@opera.rednote.net>
Thank you, Shane. I think this is an excellent suggestion and one we
should discuss further from the perspective of leveraging the MAUR
toward full support across relevant W3C specifications.

I discussed this when I met with Wendy Selzer at TPAC. We probably also
need to have a related conversation with Ralph Swick about how to
accomplish this.

As I explained to Wendy, we believe the MAUR is one of the stellar
achievements for accessibility in HTML 5. We want to see follow through
so that it doesn't simply become a great idea that went nowhere. Among
the problems we're having in APA is understanding which W3C
specifications implement which aspect of the overall vision in the MAUR.
There are, in fact, multiple API specs involved. We need a global
understanding of how these fit together. And, this global understanding
probably needs to be prominently available somewhere as an accessible
SVG chart.

I also think we should strategize about creating cross links between the
MAUR and the various related W3C specs that implement the vision of the
MAUR. I firmly believe we need to help developers understand how these
pieces are related. Perhaps, as relevant specs reach TR, we update the
MAUR with a pointer from relevant sections, and vice versa.

Lastly, APA met with EO at TPAC where I laid out my understanding of the
need for some 10-20 minute video, hosted by W3C, where all the described
alternative content types are utilized, and where at least 3 level
structural navigation has been marked up. Nothing like this exists, and
I believe tool and user agent developers need something this
comprehensive to test against.

So, I'm trying to promote a wide,cross W3C vision for implementing the
MAUR, and I believe we need to take some time in APA to get buyin for an
appropriate W3C wide approach on doing so.

Janina


Shane McCarron writes:
> The charter has coordination with APA in it already.  However, I would like
> to see a reference to the MAUR since it specifically deals with a11y
> requirements for second screens as they relate to media access.
> 
> I will submit a comment in this regard when Spec-Ops submits its review of
> the charter.
> 
> [1] https://www.w3.org/TR/media-accessibility-reqs/
> 
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 7:06 PM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com
> > wrote:
> 
> > See Jonathan Avila’s email below…..
> >
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> >
> > ​​​​​
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> > ** katie **
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> > *Katie Haritos-Shea*
> > *Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)*
> >
> >
> >
> > *Cell: 703-371-5545 <703-371-5545> **|* *ryladog@gmail.com*
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> > <703-371-5545> **|* *@ryladog* <https://twitter.com/Ryladog>
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> >
> >
> > *From:* Jonathan Avila [mailto:jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com]
> > *Sent:* Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:42 PM
> > *To:* WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> > *Subject:* Second screen API and working group
> >
> >
> >
> > A second screen working group is being chartered.  I wanted to find out if
> > there has been any connection with this group (or community group) in
> > regards to accessibility.  Perhaps accessibility of these second screens is
> > less an issue about the API and more about the user agents – but it is
> > something we could keep on the radar.  Is there anything related to
> > accessibility that you think should be included in a charter? For example,
> > second screens can be interactive and not just passive devices.  People
> > using assistive technology such as touch screen AT interact with the device
> > with more than just the pointer location.
> >
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> >
> > Jonathan
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> > Jonathan Avila
> >
> > Chief Accessibility Officer
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> 
> -- 
> Shane McCarron
> Projects Manager, Spec-Ops

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