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RE: [a11y] Final review of User experience guide for accessibility metadata: Deadline Jan 21, 2021

From: <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:58:27 -0700
To: "'g chomel'" <g.chomel@gmail.com>, "'Laurent Le Meur'" <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Cc: "'Avneesh Singh'" <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>, <public-epub3@w3.org>, <public-publishingcg@w3.org>
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Hello,

 

IMO Reading Systems should provide the option to review the accessibility metadata in the book’s details. However, this would be the raw metadata and not gone through a transformation as recommended in the user experience guide. Of course, a RS could do this. If you put it in the book as content, would you do the transformation?

 

Best

George

 

 

From: g chomel <g.chomel@gmail.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:08 AM
To: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Cc: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>; public-epub3@w3.org; public-publishingcg@w3.org
Subject: Re: [a11y] Final review of User experience guide for accessibility metadata: Deadline Jan 21, 2021

 

Hi Laurent, hi everyone,

I would say we have reached (at least) one thousand epub including accessibility metadatas produced thru WordToEPUB, mainly by NGOs. 

I still have difficulties to explain to producers the importance of those metadatas as we do not see them displayed anywhere. As a fallback we now propose to add a metadata page at the end of the content, but it will help us a lot if we have a reading software including the features described in this document.

Best regards,

Gautier.

 

 

 

 

Le ven. 15 janv. 2021 à 18:52, Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org <mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> > a écrit :

Hi Avneesh,

 

In section 2 I read: 

"While every user has different accessibility needs, meeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements, even at level A, is a baseline that ensures a book will be widely accessible."

 

I suppose that this will evolve to level AA if AA is finally chosen as outcome of https://github.com/w3c/epub-specs/issues/1459.. This would be a matter of consistency. 

 

Apart from that, when we start seing EPUB files with accessibility metadata in the wild (I hear that there are currently 350 such ebooks in the global "French" catalog, tagged via ONIX; but I'm not sure the corresponding EPUB files have equivalent metadata), we'll add to Thorium Reader the features described in this document.

- A search filter in the catalog, on the boolean "Accessible" criteria associated with WCAG A or AA

- A11y information in the ebook info panel, starting with the "universal man" logo (visually appealing there at least for sighted users) with alt text "Accessible Publication" I think. 

 

The fact that a publication is an Audiobook is already clear in Thorium, therefore we won't duplicate it with an "Audiobook" property. UI details will be defined by a designer before implementation.  

 

Best regards

Laurent

 

 

 

 

Le 13 janv. 2021 à 15:27, Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com <mailto:avneesh.sg@gmail.com> > a écrit :

 

Dear all,

 

This is a reminder for final review of User experience guide for displaying accessibility metadata.

The review period will end on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Therefore please suggest improvements on or before this date.

 

Further details are in the following email.

 

With regards

Avneesh Singh

From: Avneesh Singh

Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 21:52

To: public-epub3@w3.org <mailto:public-epub3@w3.org>  ; public-publishingcg@w3.org <mailto:public-publishingcg@w3.org> 

Subject: [a11y] Final review of User experience guide for accessibility metadata: Deadline Jan 21, 2021

 

Dear all,

 

This is the announcement for the final review of User experience guide for displaying accessibility metadata. 

The review period will end on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Therefore please suggest improvements on or before this date.

 

Thanks to Gregorio, Madeleine and Charles for editing the documents and harmonizing schema.org <http://schema.org>  accessibility metadata with ONIX accessibility metadata. And many thanks to all participants of accessibility task force for providing the valuable guidance.

 

The list of documents to review are:

- User experience guide for displaying accessibility metadata

- Techniques for schema.org <http://schema.org>  accessibility metadata

- Techniques for ONIX accessibility metadata

 

User experience guide for displaying accessibility metadata is at the following link. It also points to the two techniques documents.

https://w3c.github.io/publ-a11y/UX-Guide-Metadata/principles/

 

The issue tracker for suggesting improvements is at:

https://github.com/w3c/publ-a11y/issues

 

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!

 

With regards

Avneesh Singh

 



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