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Re: AHG 2021 Proposals (a question)

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 07:07:37 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFmg2sWbcz=+QYkb=U3bPn7w_tX9SPqHnMQiVcEKHhKoK68Hfw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pronunciation Task Force <public-pronunciation@w3.org>
Good news!!

Paul and/or Mark - can we get our heads together and put together an
outline before the weekend? Please advise.

JF

On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 7:06 AM John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:

> Hi Howard,
>
> Absolutely! Thank you, your flexibility is greatly appreciated.
>
> JF
>
> On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:02 PM Howard Kramer <howard.kramer@colorado.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi John,
>>
>> Sorry - meant to answer earlier. No problem with an extension. Can you
>> submit by Friday or Monday?
>>
>> Good to hear from you.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Howard
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:11 AM
>> *To:* Howard Kramer <howard.kramer@colorado.edu>
>> *Cc:* Pronunciation Task Force <public-pronunciation@w3.org>
>> *Subject:* AHG 2021 Proposals (a question)
>>
>> 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
>>
>> "I made this so long because I did not have time to make it shorter." -
>> Pascal "links go places, buttons do things"
>>
>
>
> --
> *John Foliot* | Senior Industry Specialist, Digital Accessibility
>
> "I made this so long because I did not have time to make it shorter." -
> Pascal "links go places, buttons do things"
>


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

"I made this so long because I did not have time to make it shorter." -
Pascal "links go places, buttons do things"
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