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RE: Audio Description Open File Format

From: Sally Cain <Sally.Cain@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:51:53 +0000
To: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Sonali Rai <Sonali.Rai@rnib.org.uk>
Message-ID: <LOXP123MB0741A2D4C9E36462B60A80ADC9DA0@LOXP123MB0741.GBRP123.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM>
Hi Nigel,

RNIB is interested in finding out more and potentially participating in this group. The person involved would be Sonali Rai, who is our Broadcaster Relationship and Audio Description Technology Manager. Sonali and I look forward to finding out more about this. 
Many thanks

Sally Cain
Accessibility Technology Manager
Accessibility Support and Solutions Team 
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)
t: 07554 333428
e: sally.cain@rnib.org.uk
w: www.rnib.org.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Nigel Megitt [mailto:nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk] 
Sent: 02 March 2018 18:19
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Audio Description Open File Format

Dear Web Accessibility IG,

As you may be aware, we introduced audio related features to TTML2 in anticipation of a profile to support audio description, all the way from scripting to mixing. TTWG and the Web and TV IG also briefly discussed requirements for such a profile at TPAC in 2016, and they were added to the TTML2 GitHub repository's wiki.

I write to invite anyone interested in helping to create and establish that profile to let me know of their interest so that I can take the next steps to establish an appropriate group (e.g. a W3C Community Group) to begin working on it. I'm trying to get the message out widely, so I've prepared the attached 1-pager - feel free to forward it on.

Do let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to participate,

Kind regards,


Nigel Megitt
Executive Product Manager, BBC Design & Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)3030807996 
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