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Fwd: Re: wiki and AccessForAll

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:01:18 +0200
To: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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Here is Liddy's first review for AccessForAll technology 

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 > There is a widespread activity that is designed to complement WCAG and   
 > other universal design processes by focusing on the individual and   
 > their needs. 'AccessForAll' is about individuals, their idiosyncratic   
 > needs and preferences, and these being matched by resources that   
 > satisfy them. The work started in the University of Toronto, moved   
 > into IMS Global's workspace, was active in the Dublin Core Metadata   
 > Initiative, then moved on to ISO/IEC JTC1 and all the time was closely   
 > linked to a number of privately funded projects. 
 > The principles of AccessForAll are always the same: a user does not   
 > need to know that other people can use a resource, simply if they can   
 > or how it can be adapted so they can. To achieve this, especially   
 > where the process is automated, they need to be able to describe their   
 > functional needs and preferences and resources need to be evaluated   
 > against these. The technique is to use metadata to support the   
 > process. Developing a shared understanding of metadata principles has   
 > taken many years but recently was moved forward by an open project led   
 > by Benetech that developed a set of terms that have been added to the   
 > schema.org space. 
 > There is no guarantee that the schema.org or other metadata terms will   
 > be used by search engines, or anyone else, but recognition that this   
 > is a metadata problem and that RDF is useful in the context is helping   
 > significantly. 
 > IMS Global learning published a set of terms, ISO/IEC proposed some   
 > (AfA ISO/IEC 24751 multiple parts). Now ISO/IEC has decided to re-  
 > write the standard, including a new RDF conformant application profile   
 > (AfA AP ISO/IEC N24751-3) to interoperate with the ISO/IEC standard   
 > for educational and related resources (MLR - ISO/IEC N19788) and thus   
 > other standardised metadata. 
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 > Does that work for you? 
 > Liddy 
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