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Re: Request for guidance from AGWG re mathematical markup

From: Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:33:48 +0000
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
CC: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, "tzviya.wai@rednote.net" <tzviya.wai@rednote.net>, Jason White <jjwhite@ets.org>, W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1D20CE56-C887-417A-9033-926232FFE249@benetech.org>
Hi Janina, I will attend this meeting and give some updates on a number of these fronts as I am sure George can as well, and thanks to George things in Chemistry has not stalled ;)

Charles LaPierre
Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible
Twitter: @CLaPierreA11Y
Skype: charles_lapierre

On Feb 25, 2020, at 11:42 AM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net<mailto:janina@rednote.net>> wrote:


The Silver Task Force of AGWG has mathematical equations destined for
WCAG 3.0. The source is currently maintained in latex, but that will not
suffice for document publication in html.

APA's help has been requested for determining the best markup
approach--perhaps even in time for the FPWD of WCAG 3.0, and certainly
by the time that specification becomes a W3C recommendation in a couple
years. Please see Jeanne Spellman's attached request.

So, I'm adding this item as a brief agendum at the top of the APA
teleconference call for this Wednesday 26 February. I don't expect we'll
arrive at the final answer for Silver, but we should be able to better understand the
need and identify who we need to pulled into the conversation.

It's also our (APA's) opportunity to ask about the status of
enhancements to MathML, and to markup for Chemistry that got such a
great start about a year ago. I'm hoping we'll learn that work is
proceeding apace, but I'm concerned it may have stalled.

If you're able to join the APA teleconference for this issue at 12:00
(Noon) Boston Time this Wednesday 26 February, you are most welcome. I
understand this is very little advance notice. If not, the topic will be
back. Updates via email on list (in response to this email) are, of
course, also most welcome.

Thanking you in advance,



Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup: http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures http://www.w3.org/wai/apa

From: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>
Subject: APA agenda item for including complex math in Silver
Date: February 25, 2020 at 7:47:01 AM PST
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, "Sajka, Janina" <sajkaj@amazon.com>

Hi Janina,

In the Silver meeting today we were looking at the mathematical formulas we wish to include in WCAG 3.0 (formerly Silver) in the section on Visual Contrast.  We want to know what APA recommends as the technology to use to include math in HTML documents.

Minutes of Silver meeting<https://www.w3.org/2020/02/25-silver-minutes.html#item02>

Draft of the WCAG 3.0 Visual Contrast Method<https://raw.githack.com/Myndex/silver/master/guidelines/methods/Method-font-characteristic-contrast.html#tab5>



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