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RE: IndieUI Task Force Call for Proposals

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:42:43 +0800
To: "simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk" <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>, Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8AFA77741B11DB47B24131F1E38227A9C29DAD5E79@XCHG-MS1.ads.ecu.edu.au>
While this is a good idea, I'd rather like to see a vote on the next topics to get a group consensus on the direction.  Is that okay?


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From: Simon Harper [simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 3:38 PM
To: Peter Thiessen
Cc: Shadi Abou-Zahra; RDWG
Subject: Re: IndieUI Task Force Call for Proposals

This is a really good idea, I also wonder if our 5th topic may be
devoted to device independence?


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Simon Harper

University of Manchester (UK)
Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group

On 19/06/2012 22:52, Peter Thiessen wrote:
> Agreed. I'll try to think of a way best to integrate especially Events
> 1.0 into at least the mobile Wiki.
> cheers,
> +peter
> On 19 June 2012 23:13, Shadi Abou-Zahra<shadi@w3.org>  wrote:
>> Dear RDWG,
>> In case you are not subscribed to the WAI Interest Group (IG) mailing list
>> (which is probably a useful thing to do), this work on "IndieUI" that is
>> currently ramping up at W3C/WAI seems relevant to our upcoming Mobile
>> Accessibility symposium.
>> Best,
>>   Shadi
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: IndieUI Task Force Call for Proposals
>> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:48:23 -0400
>> From: Janina Sajka<janina@rednote.net>
>> To: W3C WAI Protocols&  Formats<w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>,        WAI XTech
>> <wai-xtech@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>       Call for Proposals: Use Cases, Requirements and Specification Inputs
>>                      Independent User Interface Task Force
>>                            World Wide Web Consortium
>>                                   18 June 2012
>> The WAI Independent User Interface (IndieUI) Working Group and the Web
>> Events
>> Working Group are now seeking proposals from W3C members for their  two
>> joint
>> deliverables:
>> 1.)     Indie UI: Events 1.0, an abstraction between device-specific user
>> interaction events and inferred user intent such as scroll, activate, etc.
>> This
>> provides an intermediate layer between device- and modality-specific user
>> interaction events, and the basic user interface functionality used by Web
>> applications. Indie UI: Events focuses on granular user interface
>> interactions
>> such as scrolling the view, canceling an action, changing the value of a
>> user
>> input widget, selecting a range, placing focus on an object, etc.
>> Implementing
>> platforms will take modality-specific user input, user idiosyncratic
>> heuristics
>> to determine the specific corresponding Indie UI event, and send that to the
>> Web application (along with details of the modality-specific input such as
>> mouse or keyboard events should applications wish to process it).
>> 2.)     Indie UI: User Context 1.0, a set of properties and methods related
>> to
>> the environmental context of a specific user, and a vehicle to access them
>> to
>> facilitate a Web application's ability to adapt to the user's needs. This is
>> meant to provide information about whether a user is using a screen reader,
>> screen magnifier, or other Assistive Technology, and to expose relevant user
>> settings, allowing optimal adaptation of the Web application's user
>> interface.
>> In addition to inputs for the above deliverables, we also welcome and
>> encourage
>> Use Cases and Requirements for these deliverables. Please see the related
>> wiki
>> that includes some initial Use Case inputs:
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/wiki/Use_Cases_and_Requirements
>> Proposals received will be evaluated for use as initial starting points in
>> the
>> creation of these deliverables by the IndieUI Task Force, which is the locus
>> of
>> joint work on these deliverables for the WAI_IndieUI WG and the Web Events
>> WG.
>> Proposals should be submitted by 15 July 2012, and should be submitted to
>> the
>> IndieUI Task Force's email list (public-indie-ui@w3.org).  Proposals
>> submitted
>> after that date are still welcome but may not be included in First Public
>> Working Drafts.
>> More information concerning the work of the IndieUI Task Force, including
>> instructions on how to participate, is available on the IndieUI Task Force
>> Home
>> Page:
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/IUITF
>> The WAI Independent User Interface (IndieUI) Working Group Home Page is at:
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
>> The Web Events Working Group Home Page is at:
>> http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/
>> --
>> Janina Sajka,   Phone:  +1.443.300.2200
>>                         sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
>>                 Email:  janina@rednote.net
>> The Linux Foundation
>> Chair, Open Accessibility:      http://a11y.org
>> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>> Chair,  Protocols&  Formats     http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
>>         Indie UI                        http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/

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