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Re: Feedback on WP Spec from Kobo

From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 16:34:52 +0200
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Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, "Reid, Wendy" <wendy.reid@rakuten.com>, "Dugas, Ben" <ben.dugas@rakuten.com>, "Xu, Zheng | KGB" <zheng.xu@rakuten.com>
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Dear Leonard, 

You know that EDRLab is deeply involved in the process of pushing accessibility in Europe. Accessibility is one of our pillars. 
WP and EPUB4 will both support a large set of accessibility features (mostly because the HTML content will be structured and tagged accordingly). 
EPUB 4 will *recommend* that publications are accessible. 
Daisy will offer ACE as a great tool for assessing and quantifying the accessibility of EPUB 4 and WP content. 
Still, I don't think that EPUB 4 will ever *mandate* (i.e. require) a certain minimum level of accessibility as defined by ACE; and this for strategic and practical reasons. 

But we'll see...  


Laurent Le Meur

> Le 4 mai 2018 à 16:01, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com> a écrit :
> Actually, Laurent, I think there are more significant issues that will keep EPUB4 from being PWP. Things that the EPUB community today expects/requires, such as publisher information, rich accessibility, etc. that I would expect to see in EPUB 4 – but which are things that cannot be mandated in a non-curated publication ecosystem.  This has all been discussed before and I expect will come up again in Toronto.
> Leonard

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