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Re: Proposal for carrying forward accessibility work in W3C publishing groups

From: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2017 17:22:09 +0900
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To: public-publishingbg@w3.org
Avneesh,

Thank you for your clarification.  I support the idea of creating an
ISO/IEC
technical specification from EPUB accessibility 1.0.

However, I am concerned about creating a technical specification from
EPUB 3.1 (except accessibility).  This is because such a technical
specification will supersede the current technical specification, which
is based on EPUB 3.  Existing EPUB publications in Japan are based on
EPUB 3, and they are unlikely to be converted to EPUB 3.1.

It would be nice if EPUB accessibility is detached from the rest
of EPUB and submitted as a separate technical specification.

Regards,
Makoto

Regards,
Makoto

2017-04-08 13:18 GMT+09:00 Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>:

> Hi Makoto,
>
> Thanks for your offer for helping in ISO work.
> Indeed it should go in ISO technical specification.
> In London face to face Ivan clarified that only W3C rec track deliverables
> can go through W3C PAS route.
>
> So, most probably EPUB 3.1 and EPUB accessibility standard will go in ISO
> through the same path as EPUB 3/3.01.
>
>
> With regards
> Avneesh
>
> *From:* MURATA Makoto
> *Sent:* Saturday, April 8, 2017 06:20
> *To:* public-publishingbg@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Proposal for carrying forward accessibility work in W3C
> publishing groups
>
> Avneesh and George,
>
> Your proposal looks sensible to me.  You wrote "To address the
> valid concerns of lower significance of deliverables of community
> groups, the accessibility specifications should become ISO standard
> and should be aggressively promoted by The Publishing Business Group."
>
> First, do you mean a standard or a technical specifiation?  EPUB 3
> is now a collection of technical specifications.
>
> Second, which ISO committee do you have in mind?  EPUB 3 is
> handled by ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/JWG7, which is a joint working
> group by SC34, IEC TC100, and ISO TC46.  But WCAG2.0
> was submitted by W3C to JTC1 as a PAS submission.
>
> I am sure that ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/JWG7 will weclome this work,
> although has no accessibility experts.  Although I am not an
> accessibility expert yet, I can probably help the procedural part.
>
> Regards,
> Makoto
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2017-04-07 23:04 GMT+09:00 Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>:
>
>> Dear Publishing Business group members,
>>
>> In our meeting at London, George and I were given task to propose the way
>> forward for accessibility work in W3C publishing groups.
>> We have discussed various aspects and prepared a document, the same is
>> attached for further discussions and decisions.
>>
>> The chairs may schedule the discussion in our conference calls if they
>> feel appropriate.
>>
>> With regards
>> Avneesh
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Praying for the victims of the Japan Tohoku earthquake
>
> Makoto
>



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Makoto
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