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Re: Chemistry in published materials

From: Rachel Comerford <rachel.comerford@macmillan.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:06:13 -0400
Message-ID: <CAESEvMxUJeGFXXPEYyi9DWCGkhb0-D7KBueCWwqLej0GuUC92A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Krautzberger <peter@krautzource.com>
Cc: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>, Transition to Accessible EPUB <transition-to-accessible-epub@daisy.org>, DIAGRAM Standards <diagram_standards@benetech.org>
That is great news George! I reached out to some of Chemistry subject
matter experts on staff to see if they have contributions they can make to
where our biggest struggles are in the education market. Should I put them
in touch with you if there are volunteers or is there someone else taking
the lead?

Rachel Comerford | Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility |
T 212.576.9433

*Macmillan Learning*

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:57 AM, Peter Krautzberger <peter@krautzource.com>
wrote:

> Dear George,
>
> If you haven't already, you might want to check out the work on chemical
> diagrams by Volker Sorge [1].
>
> Best regards,
> Peter Krautzberger.
>
> [1] http://www.progressiveaccess.com/chemistry/index.php
>
> 2018-07-19 0:41 GMT+02:00 George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>:
>
>> Dear EPUB Community Group, WP WG, and WAI Chairs,
>>
>>
>>
>> Associated with a grant from the Department of Education in the USA, we
>> are looking at how to provide published Chemistry content to the
>> mainstream, and to persons with disabilities that use Assistive Technology
>> (AT).
>>
>>
>>
>> We are just starting this fact finding phase. ChemML has been mentioned,
>> but we are not married to any particular solution. I am fairly sure we will
>> need a great looking presentation, and we will need semantic information
>> that can be explored chunk-by-chunk using AT.
>>
>>
>>
>> I created an issue, number 66 in the EPUB Community Group with the label
>> Best Practice (I hope I did this right!)
>>
>> https://github.com/w3c/publ-cg/issues/66
>>
>>
>>
>> Also, if you would like to email me separately off list, my email is
>> kerscher@montana.com
>>
>>
>>
>> So, this kicks off this discovery phase.
>>
>>
>>
>> Best
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> George Kerscher Ph.D.
>>
>> -In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human
>> right.
>>
>> Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
>>
>> http://www.daisy.org
>>
>> Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech
>>
>> http://www.benetech.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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