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Cross Pollination UAAG / ACTF aiBrowser

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:55:40 +0000
Message-ID: <4B59E69C.9070901@manchester.ac.uk>
To: UAWG list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>, actf-dev@eclipse.org
Hi there,

I'm just trying to link up 2 communities -

The User Agent Working Group at http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/

and The Eclipse ACTF Project at http://www.eclipse.org/actf/

What's more, I wondered if the aiBrowser

http://www.eclipse.org/actf/downloads/tools/aiBrowser/index.php

Might prove to be a good UAAG technology demonstrator as it is open 
source and free.


It already has a lot of the features we have been talking about, currently:
Support media ␣ Flash (swf v6-v9 (AS2)) ␣ Experimental: Windows Media 
(wmv, etc.), RealMedia, QuickTime
• Media control functions ␣ Play / Stop / Pause ␣ Volume Down / Up ␣ 
Mute / Mute off
␣ Speed Up / Down ␣ Rewind / Forward
• Audio description ␣ Provide audio description by using TTS engine 
(SAPI, ProTalker) ␣ Support simple XML format
␣ start time ␣ text

with an enhancement plan of:

Enable sharing of audio description scripts via networks ␣ provide 
HTTP-based fetch mechanism
• Enable use of pre-generated audio descriptions (wav, mp3, etc.)
• Enable control of TTS parameters (voice gender, speed, pitch, stress, 
etc.) for providing high-quality audio descriptions
␣ extend TTS control interface of ACTF ␣ provide adapters for existing 
TTS engines/APIs (SSML, SAPI, etc.)
• Support extended audio description
• Support existing/coming formats for captions and audio descriptions ␣ 
design common interface ␣ provide ExtensionPoint to add adapters for 
each format


Cheers
Si.

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