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Re: APA Announces Pronunciation Task Force

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 09:42:19 -0600
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxzNRh5w0do=bN2pE60KrmAHufF7BT-PqRjQL4aNKBAMSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: mtchllvn@gmail.com
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>, public-pronunciation@w3.org
Hi Mitchell,

Interesting blog post - thanks for sharing. I've only been watching this
effort "over my shoulder" (as it were), but my understanding is that this
TF wants to significantly leverage SSML going forward, which appears to be
in line with at least some of your thoughts. (At this years TPAC I was able
to connect the final SSML spec editor to some of the key people behind this
TF effort, which is how and why I know this).

I'd strongly encourage you to look to get involved with this TF, as you
clearly have some user-experience feedback to offer.


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:24 AM Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Irfan and Janina for starting this task force. I strongly
> support the goals, and I agree the education space is the most crucial.
> However, I have two main concerns. (1) Pronunciation in assistive
> technologies should not be programmatically walled off from pronunciation
> in mainstream text-to-speech. (2) Lexical annotations should be on the same
> roadmap as phonetic annotations as drivers for pronunciation.. I've
> developed these thoughts in a blog post, and I welcome your discussion and
> critique. https://mitch11.blogspot.com/2018/12/for-pronunciation-tf.html
> Cheers,
> Mitchell
> --
> Mitchell Evan
> --
> Mitchell Evan
> mtchllvn@gmail.com
> +1 (510) 375-6104

*​John Foliot* | Principal Accessibility Strategist | W3C AC Representative
Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good
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