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

From: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:23:20 -0400
To: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org, Gerardo Capiel <gerardoc@benetech.org>, Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@bell.net>
Message-ID: <20130908222319.GB18493@denials>
On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 11:14:59AM -0600, George Kerscher 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.

Going all the way back to a very basic question: to which Type(s) are
these properties expected to be added? My guess is that the intention is
CreativeWork, with the idea that they would be inherited by Movie, Book,
MediaObject, etc, but with the exception of the mention of
SoftwareApplication (which is actually currently a typo as
"softwareApplication"), currently that information is missing from the
proposal.
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