W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-web-and-tv@w3.org > September 2011

Re: W3C Web and TV Interest Group - Hello from Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

From: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:58:11 +0200
To: "Robert Pearson" <robert.pearson@ami.ca>, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-web-and-tv@w3.org" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v1pq69i26ugkrk@giuseppep-x220>
Robert,
thanks for your detailed explanation
and Silvia for you interest.

Please stay tuned on this list; we will continue the discussion on this  
topic and the possibility to start a TF on it right after the IG F2F next  
week

Regards,
/g

On Thu, 08 Sep 2011 03:31:02 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer  
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I am a member of the HTML5 accessibility task force media subgroup
> which has focused on developing accessibility features for audio and
> video in HTML5. I will actually be attending the Web and TV workshop
> and will talk in particular about the captioning features we
> introduced. I would also be keen to have a broader discussion about
> other a11y features and what new requirements may be considered from a
> Web and TV perspective.
>
> You can try seeking me out at the workshop - I'd be keen on any  
> discussions.
>
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
>
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 6:33 AM, Robert Pearson <robert.pearson@ami.ca>  
> wrote:
>> Hello Giuseppe,
>>
>> Good to meet you and I look forward to meeting other members in the  
>> group as well.
>>
>> I have done similar analyses in the past in terms of what web  
>> technologies are missing in order to be accessible in the context of  
>> Web and TV.  My background has been specifically accessibility over the  
>> last ten years, working in this area since the launch of the W3C WAI  
>> guidelines in 1999, with which I've worked extensively.  Prior to my  
>> role at AMI I've worked with various levels of government and financial  
>> organizations in accessibility development, training and standards  
>> formation and these continue to be all aspects of what I'm focused on  
>> at AMI in the context of Web and TV.  We work closely with broadcasting  
>> organizations within Canada, but also internationally in the area of  
>> ensuring broad media accessibility.  We'd be very interested in  
>> assisting with the creation of a new taskforce within the group to  
>> develop some concrete proposals.  For example, I can tell you that one  
>> area we are focused upon at the moment is the development of effective  
>> and accessible player controls so that assistive technologies may be  
>> able to browse without any hinderance.
>>
>> We look forward to continuing the discussion with everyone.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> ROBERT PEARSON
>> DIRECTOR, ACCESSIBLE DIGITAL MEDIA
>> direct: 647 729 3917
>> toll free: 1 800 567 6755
>> 1090 Don Mills Road, Suite 200
>> Toronto, ON M3C 3R6
>> www.ami.ca
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Giuseppe Pascale [mailto:giuseppep@opera.com]
>> Sent: September-07-11 12:46 PM
>> To: public-web-and-tv@w3.org; Robert Pearson
>> Subject: Re: W3C Web and TV Interest Group - Hello from Accessible  
>> Media Inc. (AMI)
>>
>> Dear Robert,
>> thanks for your interest and for introducing yourself to the list.
>>
>> My name is Giuseppe and I'm one of the co-chair of this IG.
>>
>> Accessibility was indeed a discussion topic during last Web & TV  
>> workshop in Berlin [1]. We had some interesting presentations and  
>> discussions.
>> We haven't had any follow-up after the workshop on this topic.
>>
>> I was wondering if you have ever done (or would be willing to do) an  
>> analysis of what current web technologies are missing in order to be  
>> accessible, in the context of Web and TV. If you and other are  
>> interested in this topic, we could think about creating a new TF to  
>> come up with some concrete proposals that needs follow-up in W3C.
>>
>> I want to point out that W3C (as you may know) already have an  
>> accessibility initiative [2] and we should of course try not to  
>> duplicate work. On the other end, people on this list may bring a  
>> slightly different perspective that could enrich the already very good  
>> work WAI groups are doing.
>>
>> Looking forward to yours (and other people) comments on this.
>>
>> cheers,
>>
>> /g
>>
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2010/11/web-and-tv/agenda.html#session7
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility
>>
>> On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:56:32 +0200, Robert Pearson  
>> <robert.pearson@ami.ca>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello everyone,
>>>
>>> I'd like to introduce myself as we've just joined the mailing list.
>>>
>>> We are Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) and I am Robert Pearson, Director,
>>> Accessible Digital Media.  We are a not-for-profit multimedia
>>> organization operating two broadcast services, VoicePrint and The
>>> Accessible Channel - TACtv, and a companion website
>>> (http://www.ami.ca/) in Canada.  Headquartered in Toronto, with
>>> offices across the county we serve Canadians who are blind, low
>>> vision, deaf or hearing impaired through these two unique services.
>>>
>>>
>>> *         TACtv is the world's only network to broadcast all programs
>>> with open described video and closed captioning and broadcasts
>>> Hollywood movies and popular TV shows.
>>>
>>> *         VoicePrint is the world's largest broadcast reading service
>>> making local, national and international news and information
>>> accessible. Daily, our 600 volunteers read and record current articles
>>> from leading newspapers and magazines, which are broadcast on TV and
>>> online.
>>>
>>> If you are in Canada, I encourage you to check out our services.  Each
>>> has a designation of "must carry" status assigned by the Canadian
>>> government and is thus available in every home with a  digital cable
>>> subscription.
>>>
>>> We look forward to joining the discussion within this group as we
>>> understand that accessibility has been one of your topics of focus and
>>> it is of the upmost priority for us.  We have been working on a number
>>> of initiatives under the topic of 'web and tv' and we look forward to
>>> participating in your discussions in whatever capacity we may be able
>>> to do so.
>>>
>>> If you have any questions about who we are and what we do, please
>>> don't hesitate to contact me directly.
>>>
>>> I look forward to hearing from you.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> [cid:image001.png@01CC6C81.6591D9A0]
>>>
>>> ROBERT PEARSON
>>> DIRECTOR, ACCESSIBLE DIGITAL MEDIA
>>> direct: 647 729 3917
>>> toll free: 1 800 567 6755
>>> 1090 Don Mills Road, Suite 200
>>> Toronto, ON M3C 3R6
>>> www.ami.ca<http://www.ami.ca/>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> This email, including any attachments, is intended only for the
>>> person(s) to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or
>>> privileged information. Any unauthorized distribution, disclosure or
>>> use is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this
>>> email, please contact the sender and delete this email, including any
>>> attachments, immediately. Thank you.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Giuseppe Pascale
>> TV & Connected Devices
>> Opera Software
>>
>> This email, including any attachments, is intended only for the  
>> person(s) to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or  
>> privileged information. Any unauthorized distribution, disclosure or  
>> use is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this email,  
>> please contact the sender and delete this email, including any  
>> attachments, immediately. Thank you.
>>


-- 
Giuseppe Pascale
TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 12 September 2011 20:58:54 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 12 September 2011 20:58:55 GMT