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Re: W3C Workshop: Transportation Data Models -- Due Monday

From: Becky Gibson <becky@knowbility.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2019 10:15:45 -0400
Message-Id: <881447CD-C5C4-480B-9F19-E2831EE73021@knowbility.org>
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>, public-rqtf@w3.org
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Yeah,  my bad.  I read the workshop announcement [1] AFTER I blurted out my comments.  Sorry for the confusion.

[1] https://www.w3.org/auto/events/data-ws-2019/ <https://www.w3.org/auto/events/data-ws-2019/>

-becky

> On Jul 3, 2019, at 10:06 AM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi, Becky:
> 
> All good points, but the Workshop wants the focus on ontology. So, it's
> an emphasis on the what, not the how.
> 
> Still, what should include a presentation that can be auto adapted for
> user needs, imo. Will add that and get another draft up later.
> 
> Janina
> 
> Becky Gibson writes:
>> Janina, this is great. Just a few quick, additional thoughts.  I’ll ponder more during the day.
>> 
>> Should we mention accessibility of transport apps?  This is covered under WCAG but might be good to call out that any transport related apps should work with assistive technologies - screen reader, voice, magnification, enlarged fonts, etc. 
>> Autonomous vehicles must also support assistive technologies and alternative interfaces.
>> 
>> We should probably expand to include low vision in addition to blind customers as those folks may have some of the same difficulties identifying the driver, car, or package.
>> 
>> -becky
>> 
>>> On Jul 3, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Colleagues:
>>> 
>>> It's heartening to see accessibility requirements specifically called
>>> out in the Workshop announcement for this upcoming event in California
>>> this coming September. However, since the deadline for submissions is
>>> this coming Monday 8 July, I'd like to consider what our position
>>> submission might say on list. A draft follows. Please help improve this
>>> very quick and dirty start!
>>> 
>>> We will take up the issue of who might be able to attend and speak on
>>> behalf of accessibility in the days that follow.
>>> 
>>> Cut Here ...
>>> 
>>> One Size Can't Fit All
>>> 
>>> Supporting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in our
>>> emerging transportation industry will require personalized adaptation in
>>> service delivery. Because the user can't change, the industry must adapt
>>> its data modelsto accomodate.
>>> 
>>> Some examples illustrate this point:
>>> 
>>> *	Some transport customers will require wheel chair accessible vehicles.
>>> 	Others may only need to store their chairs securely before occupying a
>>> standard passenger seat.
>>> 
>>> *	Blind customers aren't served by license plate numbers and transmitted
>>> 	photos of their drivers. Rather, they need the driver (or vehicle) to
>>> identify themselves upon arrival. Perhaps, in this circumstance, it's the
>>> user's photo which should be transmitted? Similarly, robotically delivered
>>> parcels will need to guide blind customers to the retrieval of their goods,
>>> e.g. "beep beep, your pizza is here."
>>> 
>>> *	App based transport services today provide a compelling payment
>>> 	mechanism that avoids requiring the international traveler to possess
>>> and exchange foreign currencies. However, they also need to facilitate foreign
>>> language communication of key personal data, e.g. how do I tell my Uber
>>> driver: "I'm blind, so you need to see me and identify yourself to me as I
>>> won't be seeing you when you arrive?" What's the word for "blind" in Chinese?
>>> French? Etc? And, why should I have to learn it when the app can
>>> communicate my critical factors on my behalf?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> 
>>> Janina Sajka
>>> 
>>> Linux Foundation Fellow
>>> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
>>> 
>>> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>>> Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
> 


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