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Re: [a11y] Seeking technical experts to test Ace - the EPUB 3 Accessibility Checker

From: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:20:53 +0900
Message-ID: <CALvn5EC2qT068yY8uZzAo2tYAa46p93aUv_5zKorv_jktarvQw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>
Cc: PubWG <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, public-epub3@w3.org, Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com>
Dear colleagues,

Three cheers for DAISY!

A Japanese group for EPUB accessibility is very much
interested in Ace.  This group is a part of Keio
Advanced Publishing Lab.  I am the leader of the
group.  One member of the group has already
translated both EPUB Accessibility and EPUB
Accessibility Techniques.

Now, Ace reports an error when accessMode,
accessModeSufficient, or accessibilityFeature is
absent.  We are wondering if Ace will suggest
particular values of these metadata.  For example, if
an EPUB publication contains text only, it is
possible to recommend textual as the value of
accessMode and accessModeSufficien.  Is such
an extension already planned?

We are also wondering if the use of Javascript might
cause performance problems if Ace starts to examine
all characters (e.g., whether every CJK character is
in JIS X 0213) for example.


2017-10-18 2:13 GMT+09:00 Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>:

> Dear all,
> The DAISY Consortium are delighted to announce the first beta release of
> their new open source software tool – Ace – an accessibility conformance
> checking tool for EPUB 3 publications.
> Based on the requirements specified in the new EPUB Accessibility
> Conformance and Discovery Specification 1.0, Ace has been designed to check
> packaged or unpackaged EPUB 3 files at any point in the publishing workflow
> process.
> This beta release is actively seeking feedback from technical experts in
> the publishing industry who are happy engaging with EPUB 3 code and working
> through a command line interface. We would be grateful if you could share
> this within your technical community and encourage feedback.
> For further details and getting started with Ace, please visit
> https://inclusivepublishing.org/news-and-events/news/
> announcing-ace-beta-release/
> Looking forward to your feedback and comments.
> With regards
> Avneesh Singh
> COO, DAISY Consortium


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