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[DPUB-ANNOTATION-UC] Annotations for accessibility use case

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:44:52 -0600
To: <public-digipub@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "'Web Annotation'" <public-annotation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005c01d10433$639f9120$2adeb360$@montana.com>
Dear Working Groups,

At the very start of discussions about annotations, the use case for
enhancing publications for accessibility was provided.

There certainly will be items in Accessible EPUB  or any other digital
specification that will require enhancements; STEM materials, for example
will need more elaboration than is provided in the accessible version that
meets a baseline.

At diagramcenter.org, a Diagrammar  framework for making content accessible
has been developed. We have been thinking that this content model would be
transformed to structured HTML5 and used to annotate an item in a EPUB or
other digital formats.

I simply want to remind the working group of this fundamental use case.

Best
George

George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Secretary General, DAISY Consortium
http://www.daisy.org
Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Learning Ally Together It's Possible 
http://www.LearningAlly.org 
President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) 
http://www.idpf.org
Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)
http://www.imls.gov
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of the
W3C 
http://www.w3c.org/wai 
Phone: +1 406/549-4687
Cell:+1 406/544-2466 
Email: kerscher@montana.com
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