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Re: Let's introduce ourselves

From: Bill Kasdorf <bill.kasdorf@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:00:20 -0400
To: "Reid, Wendy" <wendy.reid@rakuten.com>
Cc: "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam@fromoldbooks.org>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Message-ID: <47e787454828b0e9e7b2ae18d7a3b637@w3.org>
Hi, folks!

I'm Bill Kasdorf. I'm a publishing technology consultant (modeling, 
markup, metadata, workflows, etc.--ALL of which involves accessibility, 
which is a prime focus) and a big believer in standards (which is why 
I'm the W3C Global Publishing Evangelist: I'm a cheer leader). I've been 
involved in the development of EPUB for many years, though I'm not as 
technical as most of those who have been (I'm not a developer). I'm a 
member of many standards and standards-oriented groups--all the 
publishing activity at the W3C is primary; also BISG, the Book Industry 
Study Group; SSP, the Society for Scholarly Publishing; IPTC, the 
standards organization for the global news media; the DAISY Consortium 
for accessibility; and I co-chair two NISO working groups. Most of my 
consulting work is in the areas of scholarly and scientific publishing 
and higher education (and that accessibility project that Pascal 
mentioned, if I'm correct that it's FRAME you were talking about, 
Pascal).

--Bill

On 2022-03-15 14:56, Reid, Wendy wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> 
> My name is Wendy Reid, I’m the Accessibility and Publishing
> Standards lead at Rakuten Kobo, a lifelong book nerd, and the chair of
> the EPUB3 WG and Audiobooks WG.
> 
> My main interests are accessibility, pushing books to be better, and
> working together to make things better.
> 
> Nice to meet so many of you!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Wendy
> 
> From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@fromoldbooks.org>
> Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 2:28 PM
> To: W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Let's introduce ourselves
> 
> [EXTERNAL] This message comes from an external organization.
> 
> Hello!
> 
> I've mostly been lurking here since i left W3C (after 17 years) in
> 2018, where i had led a lot of the XML work.
> 
> These days i mostly work for Paligo AB in Sweden, and do XSLT training
> and XSLT/XML/XQuery consulting via Delightful Computing.
> 
> Why lurk? The state of epub and ebooks is very disappointing to me,
> and
> although a lot of that is down to readers and devices, a lot also is
> from missed opportunities, ranging from cross-book linking and domain-
> specific searching through to typography & accessibility. A W3C
> Working
> Group isn't usually a good place for leaps in forward design, since
> you
> can't make a standard around experiments, but where else to watch &
> sometimes gently prod people behind the scenes?
> 
> --
> Liam Quin, https://www.delightfulcomputing.com/
> Available for XML/Document/Information Architecture/XSLT/
> XSL/XQuery/Web/Text Processing/A11Y training, work & consulting.
> Barefoot Web-slave, antique illustrations:
> http://www.fromoldbooks.org [1]
> 
> Links:
> ------
> [1] http://www.fromoldbooks.org

-- 
Bill Kasdorf
Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC
Founding Partner, Publishing Technology Partners
W3C Global Publishing Evangelist
bill.kasdorf@w3.org
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 21:00:29 UTC

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