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another accessibility use case

From: Liddy Nevile <liddy@sunriseresearch.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:17:52 +1000
Message-Id: <003A4D27-DCEE-4D02-8B6A-61309EEAFA04@sunriseresearch.org>
To: public-powderwg@w3.org

I'd like to suggest the following use case (or something like it) to  
be added in the POWDER: Use Cases and Requirements section about  
matching resources to people to satisfy their accessibility needs and  
preferences...

"Colin is a student at the world university. He works at home with  
special Braille equipment but likes to listen to course readings when  
he is at the university, using the university's screen readers. His  
girlfriend sometimes likes to work with him, sharing a computer and  
describing what's happening, as they are studying the same subjects.  
Colin has three profiles of his needs and preferences and he likes to  
change them according to his context. The profiles impose different  
requirements on the resources that Colin can use."

In the AccessForAll work, we have a standard about to be published  
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 24571 that is to be used to match user needs and  
preferences with resources. It involves pairs of metadata schemas -  
one to describe the needs and preferences and a matched one to  
describe the resource's characteristics. It is built to complement  
WCAG Accessibility but is not a compliance standard. In fact, if  
anything, it is yet another development based on early PICS ideas!

Liddy
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2007 19:18:11 GMT

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