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Re: Help needed: EPUB 3.01 revision referencing a11y metadata spec

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:18:59 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFqcw1bSu_C_vJdp0rOvya8onNmNUG5w80hwO=yAX_UuSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: Gerardo Capiel <gerardoc@benetech.org>, Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@bell.net>, public-vocabs@w3.org
Thanks for the nudge. I'll see Charles (cc:'d) shortly to discuss this.
We'll send a followup in the next few days....

Dan
 On 31 Aug 2013 18:17, "George Kerscher" <kerscher@montana.com> wrote:

> Dear schema.org folks,
>
> We need some help here. The proposal at:
> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Accessibility
>
> Is under consideration by  the International Digital Publishing Forum
> (IDPF)'s working group for inclusion in the EPUB 3.01 revision that is
> quickly working towards ISO approval as a Technical Specification.
>
> It would be terrific if this could reach a status in the next few weeks to
> make it into this spec. EPUB 3 references HTML5 and other specifications
> that are not full W3C recommendations, but a status of accepted public
> draft
> or better is necessary for inclusion in the spec.
>
> If somehow we could get the accessibility metadata spec to this state, I
> would appreciate it.
>
> >From my POV, having this type of metadata in the package file for each
> EPUB
> 3 publication  would go a long, long way in promoting digital publications
> that are accessible to persons with disabilities.
>
> I have copied Gerardo and Matt with this request, who are in a better
> position to answer technical questions.
>
> Best
> George
>
>
> George Kerscher Ph.D.
> -In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human
> right.
> Secretary General, DAISY Consortium
> http://www.daisy.org
> Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Learning Ally originally Recording
> For
> the Blind & Dyslexic
> http://www.learningally.org
> President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
> http://www.idpf.org
> Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)
> http://www.imls.gov
> Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of
> the
> W3C
> http://www.w3c.org/wai
> Phone: +1 406/549-4687
> Cell:+1 406/544-2466
> Email: kerscher@montana.com
>
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