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i18n Glossary Comment by APA: Please review / advise where to post

From: Lionel Wolberger <lionel@userway.org>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2022 20:08:26 +0300
Message-ID: <CAHOHNHfEAUC4Z5TVzS33gchDY36fUt9vbS_hrT7zcNZGiO-CHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: APA Chairs <group-apa-chairs@w3.org>, W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
*All: Please comment if at all on the response below. I will then post
*Chairs/Michael: Please advise where I post this to i18n.*

*APA comment regarding the i18n
The APA wishes to bring to i18n's attention the lack of terms in this
glossary relating to alternative reading experiences, particularly
screen-reader, AAC symbol-based, and gesture- based communication
experiences. We did expect to find definitions in the glossary, here is

Before elaborating further, we assure you: APA does not ask i18n to define
topics out of scope of i18n's publications. But that's the point.

To understand the glossary's scope APA did a survey of documents produced
by i18n, starting with those listed on
https://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/i18n. We find i18n addressing
sight-based reading in general (.g., typography and graphemes) without many
references if at all to aural-based reading (e.g. a screen reader
experience), symbol-based reading (e.g. an AAC-reading based experience,
such as that raised by i18n in issue 144 [
https://github.com/w3c/personalization-semantics/issues/144]) or sign
language, although the international differences in sign language (e.g.
ASL, BSL, CSL) are well known.

To understand why these terms were not found, APA did a quick survey of
documents produced by i18n, particularly those listed on its home page
https://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/i18n. We can understand that
currently these other modes of communication may not be addressed, but we
do expect them to be addressed in future, as APA is currently promoting
specifications regarding such language experiences to CR status and
publication. This work will give ample reason for i18n to refer to them.

We would like to discuss this with i18n, and will reach out for a meeting
at the upcoming TPAC.

Lionel Wolberger
COO, UserWay Inc.
UserWay.org <http://userway.org/>
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