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FW: [DPUB]Accessibility and Education Metadata

From: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:12:39 +0000
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Forwarding Gerardo's e-mail to the full list.--Bill

From: Gerardo Capiel [mailto:gerardoc@benetech.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:05 AM
To: Bill Kasdorf
Subject: Re: [DPUB]Accessibility and Education Metadata

Bill,

Thank you for pointing this out. Matt Garrish, who many of you know via EPUB 3 / IDPF work, put together a crosswalk between the ONIX accessibility properties and the Schema.org<http://Schema.org> accessibility properties. It may be useful to extend this to other ONIX fields.

http://www.a11ymetadata.org/the-specification/metadata-crosswalk/

Apologies to those whom I've already communicated this to.

Cheers,

Gerardo

Gerardo Capiel
VP of Engineering
Benetech

On Apr 29, 2014, at 7:44 AM, "Bill Kasdorf" <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com<mailto:bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>> wrote:
Although the discussion yesterday focused a lot on the need to embed _subject_ metadata into content for discoverability and marketing reasons (a strong message from the interviews), I wanted to point out something that did NOT come up in the interviews I was reporting on, but which I think should have: accessibility metadata. We've already got it available in schema.org<http://schema.org>, of course, but I just didn't want that important issue to get forgotten about in the discussion.

In the education sphere, the same is true of metadata needed in the classroom or to integrate content into an LMS, which is a bit more complex an issue at the moment, though there are schema.org<http://schema.org> properties that address that as well.

There are also vocabularies in ONIX for both purposes, though not identical to what is in schema.org<http://schema.org>.

The work that has recently been done in both of these areas provides ready-made examples of the properties that the folks expert in those areas deem important. These may be close to "solved problem" status from the W3C POV but they both happen to provide models for how to do this that could be extended to other areas (e.g., other aspects of ONIX not yet provided by schema.org<http://schema.org>, which BISG is working to identify).

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