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Re: Fwd: Re: wiki and AccessForAll

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:30:02 -0600
To: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Cc: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF4A2A772B.BBA12B71-ON86257C90.005F79D3-86257C90.006021CD@us.ibm.com>


Liddy may be correct about search engine adoption but I am more optimistic.

Gerardo Capiel showed a beta version of, I believe, Google search at the
IMS conference in Salt Lake with accessibility meta data applied to sites.
It worked great!

schema.org properties are being harmonized back with AFA 3 but as we know
this is only part of what is needed.


Rich Schwerdtfeger

From:	"lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
To:	"public-cognitive-a11y-tf" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Date:	03/03/2014 10:02 AM
Subject:	Fwd:  Re: wiki and AccessForAll

Here is Liddy's first review for AccessForAll technology

 > ----------------------------
 > 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.
 > ------------------------
 > Does that work for you?
 > Liddy

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