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RE: Proposal: remove aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1 specification

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 19:55:30 +0000
To: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org>, "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Chaals McCathie Nevile" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>, "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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I understand that there are many potential uses. I'm trying to tease out whether these are "Blocking a major project right now" uses or "Would be nice to leverage at some point" uses.  That can help us understand how to stage it and iterate, which is a development strategy more in line with the processes of browser-makers.

Would it, for example, be enough to say "use longdesc for images" for now, gather some data on how well that works, before designing something that covers all the other cases?

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From: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken [mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com] 
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Subject: RE: Proposal: remove aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1 specification

DPUB discusses many uses for non-image content that require descriptions, including video, tables, text that is organized in an image-like pattern (picture a poem by e.e. cummings). Please note that these are not elements that are exclusive to the publishing industry. We just have loud voices and a very demanding audience with a very organized activists in the school systems. 

Tzviya Siegman
Digital Book Standards & Capabilities Lead Wiley

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From: White, Jason J [mailto:jjwhite@ets.org]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 1:21 PM
To: Shane McCarron
Cc: Charles LaPierre; Gunderson, Jon R; Steve Faulkner; Chaals McCathie Nevile; Janina Sajka; W3C WAI Protocols & Formats; public-digipub-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposal: remove aria-describedat from the ARIA 1.1 specification

> On Nov 13, 2015, at 11:38, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> wrote:
> This is actually a super important point.  In the ARIA call yesterday we were asking if this was only related to images.  If it is not... then I don't know that anything we have been discussing is really general purpose except the summary / details relationship that we are discussing right now.
The Web Components that can be created and used to provide descriptions and other alternatives are very general. They can be applied to tables, images or whatever elements one chooses.

The design that Mark Hakkinen arrived at is similar to that of the AUDIO and VIDEO elements in HTML 5 in that the Web Component provides a “controls” attribute taht determines whether or not it creates its own user interface. That UI can be styled so that it’s visually distinctive and made accessible to screen reader users.


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