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Re: new updated roadmap available

From: Arun Kumar <kkarun@in.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:39:14 +0530
To: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Cc: adesina iluyemi <adeiluyemi@gmail.com>, "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>, public-mw4d-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0294C074.C343AC1F-ON652575CB.0039F791-652575CB.003C79C1@in.ibm.com>
Hi Steph and all,

>> Lastly, we forgot ot include issues of disabled users like deaf, dum or
>> blind people

>that's a good point. i would like to propose that from the scope
>document we exclude this case which is not specific to developing
>countries. This largely covered by the Web Accessibility Initiative.
>comments ?

We are indeed addressing issues for users who are disabled in some way by
being in a developing country. The disablement here includes illiteracy (as
Steph specifically pointed out), lack of knowledge of English or other
international languages needed to access Web as it exists today (requiring
multilingual support), low income levels preventing access to Internet/Web.
As can be seen, the implicit criteria for the group (i believe) is to
include those issues which are relevant for developing countries.

I partially agree with Steph, that areas such as for visually impaired,
hearing impaired and speech impaired people are more generally applicable
and not specific to developing countries. In my view, the challenges to be
overcome by these users in developing countries are different than those
faced by similar users in developed countries and the current solutions do
not take this into account.

For instance, for the visually impaired a standard solution used are screen
reading software such as JAWS or browsers with speech based interfaces. But
with illiteracy, language and affordability issues, these solutions do not
work well for visually impaired in developing countries. As a group, we
might decide not to address this in our charter in the first go but I feel
we need to be aware of some of these challenges to take up later or to
sensitize the Web Accessibility initiative with these issues that may not
be there in their current purview.


thanks and regards
Arun Kumar
Research Staff Member,
IBM India Research Laboratory,
4, Block - C, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi - 110 070, India,
Email: kkarun@in.ibm.com

World Wide Telecom Web (aka Spoken Web) :
http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/arun_kumar.WWTW.html



                                                                           
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Hi Adesina,


> Also, to be able to have a good roadmap, I think we should go back to
> what is our original aim which I suppose is guaranting users' experience
> for mobile web in developing countries. So I presume that our focus
> shoould on R&D to tackle challenges against users' experience.

humm, no, our aim has never been around user experience on mobile web.
Our aim is to promote interaction with Web content on mobile phones in
the delivery of social-oriented services. During last conference call,
there was a general agreement around what is the scope of this document
and its audience. This is captured in  the scope and audience section
now. So in my view, we want to put in hte doc:
- what's possible today
- what are major challenges that might impact the success of a mobile
delivery of information or applications
- what are the different technologies existing today to deliver content
and apps and there respectives strenght/weaknesses and potential R&D
direction to follow


> Lastly, we forgot ot include issues of disabled users like deaf, dum or
> blind people
that's a good point. i would like to propose that from the scope
document we exclude this case which is not specific to developing
countries. This largely covered by the Web Accessibility Initiative.
comments ?

Stephane
> Adesina
>
> 2009/5/28 Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org <?mailto:boyera@w3.org,>>
>
>     Dear All,
>
>     as promised, i worked a the new instance of the roadmap i presented
>     during last call.
>     I tried to integrate the resolution and discussions we had last week.
>     For those who were on the call during the may 18 call, please let em
>     know if i forgot some stuff.
>
>     The new version is at
>     http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmapv2,
>
>     i prefered to create a plain new uri. i put a deprecated flag on the
>     previous one (>http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmap )
>     and link the new one from the wiki MW4D home
>     (http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/MW4D ) and the Mw4D home
>     (ressource section) http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/
>
>     all comments are welcome, and we will continue discussion during
>     next call (June 8)
>
>     Cheers
>     Stephane
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> Adesina Iluyemi
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