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Re: Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) in HTML and Digital Publishing

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:10:42 -0400
To: "Hakkinen, Mark T" <mhakkinen@ets.org>
Cc: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, "Ali, Irfan" <iali@ets.org>, W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20180625161042.GA29479@rednote.net>
Dear All:

I'm resending the following because I've not yet heard back from ETS,
and I know we'd like to have this conversation soon, if possible. Also,
I neglected to see the APA list the first time around--now rectified.

		--Janina


Dear Markku, Jason, Irfan:

Herewith a quick update on your request with a next steps request from
APA ...

The update is that APA has submitted our charter renewal draft to W3C
management:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-apa/2018May/0028.html

The scoping statement in this draft we believe is most relevant to your work request reads as follows:

"Leverage existing W3C markup technologies to produce new specifications
which support content personalization for various identified
accessibility requirements;"

APA would like to discuss with you your thoughts on how you see your
features becoming implemented in the web stack at an upcoming APA
teleconference which are scheduled for the Noon hour Boston time on
Wednesdays. If there is a particular Wednesday upcoming in the next
month or so that works for you, we
would like to reserve that hour for an architectural overview
conversation with you. Please indicate when you might like to proceed.

Best,

Janina

PS: APA's last discussion of this request is logged in our
teleconference minutes at:
https://www.w3.org/2018/04/25-apa-minutes.html

White, Jason J writes:
> Hi Janina,
> 
> Just re-introducing this question and inquiring whether you think there's a place for it in the APA agenda (either now or under the new Charter).
> 
> Mark and Irfan presented on the topic at a CSUN conference session last week.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jason.
> 
> From: White, Jason J
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:39 PM
> To: 'Janina Sajka (janina@rednote.net)' <janina@rednote.net>
> Cc: Hakkinen, Mark T <mhakkinen@ets.org>; Ali, Irfan <IALI@ets.org>
> Subject: Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) in HTML and Digital Publishing
> 
> Hi Janina,
> 
> During the ARIA meeting at TPAC last year, Irfan Ali of ETS demonstrated, and we discussed, a proposal to support SSML in HTML documents and for its disclosure to assistive technologies. I'm copying Irfan Ali and Mark Hakkinen in this correspondence, as they are most directly involved in the associated work. EPUB 3 also supports SSML, but the issue has not been raised in a Publishing Working Group context. There is also interest from some participants in the work of the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
> 
> It was agreed at the ARIA meeting that the conversation should continue under the auspices of the APA Working Group to determine how standardization in this area can best proceed (whether via HTML, ARIA or another avenue).
> 
> Now comes the belated follow-up. Given the foregoing, how would you prefer to take up the question within APA?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jason.
> 
> 
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-- 

Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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