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Re: Draft #1 of TV Remote Control API Comments

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:55:48 -0500
To: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Cc: White <jjwhite@ets.org>, W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170216155548.GA2479@opera.rednote.net>
Lisa Seeman writes:
> Janina, Is someone looking at this from  COGA perspective?

Well, COGA is part of APA, so we'll look to you for that input.

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> We need 
> 1.to be able to simplify the interface to 3 - 5 features,
So, this particular set of draft comments pertains to an API for TV
Remote Control. I think you're talking about an user agent
implementation. I presume you don't object to the API itself being
feature rich? That's in fact our argument--missing features to support
accessibility.

> 2.change the terms and symbols  to  words and symbols that are familiar to the user and 
> 3. a input design pattern that the user knows and does not need to learn. 
> 
OK. I think these would be useful insights for an update of the MAUR,
which we will be undertaking later this year. I don't see this as part
of comments on an API, though. Am I missing something?

Janina

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> All the best
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> Lisa Seeman
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> ---- On Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:38:49 +0200  White&lt;jjwhite@ets.org&gt; wrote ---- 
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> &gt; -----Original Message----- 
> &gt; From: Janina Sajka [mailto:janina@rednote.net] 
> &gt; The following draft of comments on the TV Remote Control API specification 
> &gt; for our consideration previous to a CfC ... 
> [Jason] Thank you, Janina, for this draft. I have two questions. 
> 1. Should we note the potential benefits of this API for enabling accessible Web applications to provide radio and TV services to users with disabilities who may find it difficult or impossible to operate any user interface supplied with the hardware? 
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> 2. Has the provision of captions and auditory descriptions been the subject of regulatory interest in the E.U. or elsewhere? I suspect the U.S. may have a lead in this area in so far as it has enacted explicit legislative requirements, which you rightly cite. I nonetheless wonder whether there are corresponding moves elsewhere that should be noted also. I'm not requesting research on the point, but if anyone in APA is aware of other relevant regulatory activities, references would be helpful. 
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