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Re: Microsoft's ARIA annotations proposal

From: Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 17:19:04 +0000
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
CC: Tzviya - Hoboken Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>, Aaron Leventhal <aleventhal@google.com>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87FE067C-2438-4E66-84DF-855E65DD1A89@benetech.org>
Also just FYI there will be an iAnnotate<http://iannotate.org> Conference in San Francisco June 6&7.


Charles LaPierre
Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible
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On May 11, 2018, at 9:50 AM, Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com<mailto:azaroth42@gmail.com>> wrote:

Dear all,

As former co-chair and editor of those specifications, I'm very happy to answer questions about the the Web Annotation work.  Reading the position paper from Microsoft, I don't see anything that cannot be accommodated. Microsoft even hosted one of the Annotation WG outreach events in Berlin, in 2016, for which we were and remain very grateful.

Kindest regards,

Rob Sanderson

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:31 AM, Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com<mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>> wrote:
I just want to make sure this group is familiar with W3C’s Web Annotation Data Model https://www.w3.org/TR/annotation-model/. I’ve copied Rob Sanderson who helped author it.

Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

From: Aaron Leventhal [mailto:aleventhal@google.com<mailto:aleventhal@google.com>]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 10:36 AM
To: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org<mailto:public-aria@w3.org>>
Subject: Microsoft's ARIA annotations proposal

Hello, I was reading the ARIA annotations issue<https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/749> and the linked Microsoft Position Paper on Annotations<https://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/submissions/Microsoft_Position_Paper_on_Annotations.pdf>.

All I can say is, yes, we need this. With perhaps a few minor tweaks, the proposal is already pretty solid. It would solve a lot of real problems in group document editors. This would be very helpful for end users.

I'd like to see annotations sooner than the 1.4 time frame, and look forward to implementing in Chrome, and working with platform API specs and AT vendors as well.

I propose we get this on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.

Thank you,

Rob Sanderson
Semantic Architect
The Getty Trust
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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