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AHG 2021 Proposals (a question)

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 11:11:01 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFmg2sUXj2unjeC=JsSRrFfbec-HkCQuhrkg143_WdzyPxk7qA@mail.gmail.com>
To: howard.kramer@colorado.edu
Cc: Pronunciation Task Force <public-pronunciation@w3.org>
Greetings Howard!

I am writing today on behalf of one of the Task Forces I am involved with
at the W3C; specifically the Pronunciation Task Force
<https://www.w3.org/WAI/pronunciation/>.
(See also:
https://raw.githack.com/w3c/pronunciation/90425c2688b59b8655ff9c30fbcbb6ebbbfdc72d/technical-approach/index.html
for our draft spec.) Simply put, we are seeking a way of encoding
pronunciation 'rules' int othe HTML, so that screen readers can either
pronounce words properly (e.g. the "T" at the end of my name is silent), or
to differentiate appropriate pronunciations (is READ pronounced 'reed' or
'red'?)

Howard, one of the key drivers of this activity is focused around the EDU
vertical, with a strong backing from ETS (Educational Testing Services).
While our spec is still quite immature *today *(we're looking to settle on
one of two technical approaches over the next few weeks) we firmly believe
this will be of both interest and value to the core constituents of
Accessing Higher Ground (file under Emergent Tech).

As such, we are quite interested in getting our messaging out to a larger
audience via AHG, and we'd love to submit a proposal to you for a 'speaking
slot'. However, we noted today on our call that the deadline for
submissions is, erm... today. While we have all the makings of an
"Introduction" style presentation, I was wondering/hoping if I could
perhaps reach out to you and seek a bit of an extension on the submission
date, to give us enough time to put together a more formal proposal. Can I
be so bold as to request a week?

With fingers crossed, I thank you in advance and look forward to chatting
more soon. Thanks!

JF
-- 
*John Foliot* | Senior Industry Specialist, Digital Accessibility

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