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Re: Naming our Spec(s)

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2022 18:40:32 -0500
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: public-personalization-tf <public-personalization-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <YfnE8HOe7/11Upoi@rednote.net>
Dear John, All:

I've been mulling your suggestion below since you posted this message.
There's a lot to like in it.

A couple of specific responses below ...

John Foliot writes:
> Hi All,
> 
> Coming off of our call today, and I still remain strongly opposed to using
> "Adaptation" in our title, for the reasons I've already mentioned.
> 
> However, in an attempt to listen carefully and seek some level of
> conformance, might I suggest an alternative that looks to capture some of
> what others desire. How does everyone feel about
> 
Thank you for seeking consensus here. I want to acknowledge that
specifically.

> "Adaptable Personalization: <title> Module"
> 
>    - Pro: It suggests that the content CAN BE adapted, but that the spec
>    does not prescribe how that could or should happen.
> 
>    - Con: "Adaptability" for some of our proposed attributes is a bit of a
>    stretch in practice.
> 
> 
> Thoughts?
> 

Imo, it lacks the key attraction I find in Personalized Adaptations,
namely that Adaptations strongly suggests accessibility. I had to mull
whether flipping the two words and tweaking the grammar, as you did, has
the same effect. Regretably, I don't believe it comes close to
suggesting accessibility, because it would otherwise serve well.

PS: I have not yet found the specific comment I recall us receiving,
though I've a good deal of our archive to scroll through still.
Meanwhile, Michael found the following on Wikipedia which, frankly,
exposes the same problem in the use of "personalization:"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personalization

Best,

Janina

> JF
> 
> -- 
> *John Foliot* |
> Senior Industry Specialist, Digital Accessibility |
> W3C Accessibility Standards Contributor |
> 
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Janina Sajka
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Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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