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

From: Ori Idan <ori@heliconbooks.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:07:38 +0300
Message-ID: <CACyhTRFe71QyfqdNEQv3-So4NQo8j_Dfo4vBWSo4hdOhTZ5OnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: public-publishingbg@w3.org
I was not part of the accessibility group at the time.
I would like to see accessibility as part of EPUB3 and EPUB3.1
I think that if it will be a part of the specification it will be more
powerfull and important for people.


-- 
Ori Idan CEO Helicon Books
http://www.heliconbooks.com




On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:22 AM, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
wrote:

> 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
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Praying for the victims of the Japan Tohoku earthquake
>
> Makoto
>
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