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Re: Media--Structural Nav Comes to the iPhone

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:51:48 -0400
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100625205148.GG2090@sonata.rednote.net>
Hi, Mike:

Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org) writes:
> Hi Janina,
> 
> About the DAISY player under development: Is it a Web browser, or
> is it a special-purpose application? Or do you know if it is based
> on a Web-browser engine?


I'll ask what engine they're using. I'm sure we'll find out.

To support DAISY 2.02, they're parsing HTML, but for DAISY 3 it's XML
DTDs. The audio is either mp3 or AAC--forget which AAC off the top of my
head.

Standards can be accessed at:
http://www.daisy.org/daisy-standard


Janina

> 
>    --Mike
> 
> Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, 2010-06-25 11:11 -0400:
> 
> > Since we've been discussing user requirements--and what features may, or
> > may not be possible, on various platforms, I thought it important to
> > share the below with you.
> > 
> > 
> > Developers from the Association for the Blind of Western Australia are
> > developing a DAISY player for iPhone, iPad, and iPod to be available
> > from iTunes.
> > 
> > 
> > They will be demonstrating it during the annual convention of the
> > National Federation of the Blind (NFB) in Dallas next month.
> > 
> > So, it appears the functionality we talk about in Section 2.5, "Content
> > Navigation by Content Structure," and in Section 3.2, "Granularity Level
> > Control for Structural Navigation," is being realized on mainstream
> > devices even as we debate its viability.
> > 
> > Janina
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> > 		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> > 
> > Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
> > Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org
> > 
> > Chair, Protocols & Formats
> > Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> > World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
> > 
> 
> > Subject: Re: Greg Kearney, ABWA and DAISY Bookworm at NFB convention
> > From: Greg Kearney <gkearney@gmail.com>
> > Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:38:44 +0800
> > To: Technical Developments Discussion List
> >  <technical-developments@mail.daisy.org>
> > X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1081)
> > 
> > The first release will handle only DAISY 2.02 and DAISY/NISO z3986 audio only and audio full text books. The next upgrade will support DAISY 2.02 and DAISY/NISO z3986 text only books such as those from bookshare.org
> > 
> > 
> > Gregory Kearney | Manager Accessible Media
> > Association for the Blind of WA - Guide Dogs WA
> > PO Box 101, Victoria Park WA 6979 | 61 Kitchener Ave, Victoria Park WA 6100
> > Tel: 08 9311 8246 | Fax: 08 9361 8696 | www.guidedogswa.com.au
> > Tel: 307-224-4022 (North America)
> > Email: greg.kearney@guidedogswa.com.au
> > Email: gkearney@gmail.com
> > 
> > On 24/06/2010, at 11:09 AM, Dipendra Manocha wrote:
> > 
> > > Hello Greg
> > > 
> > > Will this player capable of reading text only DTBs too? Will this player be
> > > able to handel the bookshare books?
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> > > Dipendra
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Greg Kearney [mailto:gkearney@gmail.com] 
> > > Sent: 23 June 2010 20:31
> > > To: Technical Developments Discussion List
> > > Cc: BonnieLS21@Gmail.com
> > > Subject: Re: Greg Kearney, ABWA and DAISY Bookworm at NFB convention
> > > 
> > > When released this summer it will be on the iTunes Store just like all other
> > > iPhone apps
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Gregory Kearney | Manager Accessible Media Association for the Blind of WA -
> > > Guide Dogs WA PO Box 101, Victoria Park WA 6979 | 61 Kitchener Ave, Victoria
> > > Park WA 6100
> > > Tel: 08 9311 8246 | Fax: 08 9361 8696 | www.guidedogswa.com.au
> > > Tel: 307-224-4022 (North America)
> > > Email: greg.kearney@guidedogswa.com.au
> > > Email: gkearney@gmail.com 
> > > 
> > > On 23/06/2010, at 10:55 PM, Bonnie L. Snyder wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 	Thanks Greg, that's great!  Where do we get the player?
> > > 	
> > > 	Bonnie L. Snyder
> > > 	Technology Consultant for the Blind
> > > 	BonnieLS21@Gmail.com
> > > 	719.322.3854 Cell
> > > 	719.357.8535 Google Voice
> > > 	http://TVIVIP.Org <http://TVIVIP.Org/> 
> > > 
> > > 	On 6/23/2010 12:31 AM, Greg Kearney wrote: 
> > > 
> > > 		Yes the player will work on the Ipad as well as the iPhone
> > > and the iPod Touch.
> > > 		
> > > 		
> > > 		Gregory Kearney | Manager Accessible Media
> > > 		Association for the Blind of WA - Guide Dogs WA
> > > 		PO Box 101, Victoria Park WA 6979 | 61 Kitchener Ave,
> > > Victoria Park WA 6100
> > > 		Tel: 08 9311 8246 | Fax: 08 9361 8696 |
> > > www.guidedogswa.com.au <http://www.guidedogswa.com.au/> 
> > > 		Tel: 307-224-4022 (North America)
> > > 		Email: greg.kearney@guidedogswa.com.au
> > > 		Email: gkearney@gmail.com
> > > 		
> > > 		On 23/06/2010, at 5:46 AM, Bonnie L. Snyder wrote:
> > > 		
> > > 		  
> > > 
> > > 			Greg,
> > > 			
> > > 			Will the player work on an iPad?
> > > 			
> > > 			Bonnie L. Snyder
> > > 			Technology Consultant for the Blind
> > > 			BonnieLS21@Gmail.com
> > > 			719.322.3854 Cell
> > > 			719.357.8535 Google Voice
> > > 			http://TVIVIP.Org <http://TVIVIP.Org/> 
> > > 			
> > > 			
> > > 			On 6/22/2010 3:37 PM, Greg Kearney wrote:
> > > 			    
> > > 
> > > 				It's an iPhone player we are only just
> > > starting on an android one.
> > > 				
> > > 				Sent from my iPhone
> > > 				
> > > 				Greg Kearney
> > > 				Association for the Blind of Western
> > > Australia
> > > 				
> > > 				On 23/06/2010, at 0:49, raman@google.com
> > > (T.V Raman) wrote:
> > > 				
> > > 				  
> > > 				      
> > > 
> > > 					wont be there, but I'd love to play
> > > with your Android Daisy player.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Michael(tm) Smith
> ihttp://people.w3.org/mike

-- 

Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

Chair, Protocols & Formats
Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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