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Re: Feedback on WP Spec from Kobo

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2018 13:24:46 +0000
To: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
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>
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EPUB3 mandates certain levels of accessibility today and I was assuming (perhaps incorrectly!) that the same levels would be maintained in EPUB4…

Again, I am a big proponent of accessibility as well and expect that anything we do support and possibly even recommend it – it's the mandating that remains the concern…


From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:35 AM
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
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>
Subject: Re: Feedback on WP Spec from Kobo

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<mailto: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.


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