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Re: Draft #1 of TV Remote Control API Comments

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:01:31 -0500
To: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170216160131.GW2463@opera.rednote.net>
Hi, Jason:

White, Jason J writes:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Janina Sajka [mailto:janina@rednote.net]
> > The following draft of comments on the TV Remote Control API specification
> > 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?
Yes, thank you. It goes along with the view I've been promoting that
favors APIs for just this reason.

> 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.
I'm unaware of any such outside the U.S., but I'm also hoping this
thread will expose any such should they exist, or be in legislative
development somewhere.


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Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
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