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Re: Query from APA WG on longdesc usage

From: Rachel Comerford <rachel.comerford@macmillan.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:47:35 -0400
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To: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Publishing Steering Committee <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>
Avneesh leads an Accessibility task force out of the EPUB CG that is
largely focused on metadata at the moment but is probably best suited
address this. In general though, we direct users to the recommendations in
the DAISY knowledge base rather than recreating the wheel. They are
continually testing new models with their test books and coordinate across
a number of different verticals in order to do so.

Rachel Comerford | Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility |
T 212.576.9433

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On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 2:26 PM Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org> wrote:

> In what Publishing forum is Janina Sajka's query about current usage of
> longdesc in Publishing best addressed?
>
> On 2019-08-12 12:21 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Hi, Judy:
> >
> > APA has become aware that there is a proposal afoot to obsolete
> > longdesc. We would likely not oppose that unless there is still use of
> > longdesc, perhaps in legacy education publications still actively in
> > distribution.
> >
> > If there is still such use, or if Details/Summary and/or Annotations use
> > isn't sufficiently mature to completely replace longdesc, we need to
> > know that from our Publishing people.
> >
> > It seemed this would be a useful agendum for our upcoming CC call.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Janina
> >
>
>
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