W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-annotation@w3.org > July to December 2002

annotating text with concept codes

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:24:30 -0400
Message-Id: <>
To: www-annotation@w3.org
Cc: Doeko Hekstra <doeko@handicom.nl>, Bengt Farre <bengt@west.cybertrans.se>


The WWAAC folks were interested in setting up an annotation server to try 
out some of the ideas we talked about.  I'm forwarding a trip report that I 
sent to the WCAG WG mailing list. Also is a link to an outline that tries 
to bring the various pieces together.

Basic idea:
annotate text with concept codes that could be translated into symbols.


>Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:19:50 -0400
>To: wai-gl
>From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
>Subject: WWAAC trip report and link to outline of techniques to make 
>content easier to understand
>On 27 June, I met with several people from the WWAAC.
>Doeko Hekstra - Handicom
>Mike Clarke, Andrew Lysley, Mark Saville, David Colven - ACE Centre 
>Advisory Trust
>Colette Nicolle - Loughborough University
>Bengt Farre - Femtio Procent Data
>I took an action to outline issues and follow-up with several W3C folks.
>My outline is at:
>Here is a brief trip report:
>They gave me an update of the WWAAC progress (http://www.wwaac.org/), a
>demonstration of the browser they are developing, and discussed a mock-up
>of future directions for development.
>We talked quite a lot about using images to annotate content.  I took an
>action to write-up my ideas and discuss with the Annotea folk.  As well as
>put the WWAAC and Annotea folk in touch w/each other.
>As part of their project, they are supposed to write guidelines for
>developing an AAC-enabled WWW.  They will be sending at least one person 
>to the WCAG
>F2F in Linz 15/16 July.  It seems that we are moving towards a general
>guideline about writing simply and plainly, but have techniques for folks
>who want to create content specific for people with cognitive
>disabilities.  We will have a group of people at the Linz meeting to
>discuss this.  We're planning to approach it from the techniques
>perspective at the meeting.  Others who are registered to attend to
>participate in this topic discussion:
>Avi Arditti (Voice of America and Plain English Network)
>Jonathan Chetwynd
>+ Bengt from WWAAC.
>They want to standardize concept codes as a way to easily translate between
>symbol languages.  e.g. bliss has one symbol for cat, but  another symbol
>language uses a different symbol.  We discussed using WordNet as a catalog
>of concept codes, but we need to look into how English-specific it is.
>We discussed the possibility of creating a symbol-based style sheet for an
>XML file as well as content negotiation for symbols.
>They gave me an install of "Symbol for Windows" to demonstrate the issues
>and solutions.
>They were well prepared and circulated a couple of documents in
>preparation for the meeting.
>1. Guidelines for Developing an AAC-Enable WWW (a discussion document)
>2. WWAAC Code of Practice (in 2 parts)
>- Exchanging information over the Internet through Concept Coding
>- Improving accessibility of web-based information and services for persons
>with limited cognitive, language, and/or motor skills
>The first, went through WCAG 2.0 and raised good research questions as
>possible future directions for their group.  They were trying to make sense
>of how they could contribute. I think we found many connection points -
>primarily in review and documentation of techniques.
>The second, described an XML syntax to markup concept codes.
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>seattle, wa usa

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2002 12:14:33 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 20:16:55 UTC