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Re: Action-2201 Blind users texting interfaces

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 17:34:34 -0400
To: Joshue O Connor <joconnor@w3.org>
Cc: public-rqtf@w3.org
Message-ID: <20190709213434.GC9462@rednote.net>
Thanks, Josh. This is very much an improved wording. I have one

Start with: "Blind users and others who depend ..."


Joshue O Connor writes:
> Hi Janina,
> On 09/07/2019 10:18, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Reading this again this early morning, I see at least one glaring
> > grammatical error.
> > 
> > [...] Boo.
> Fixed. I've added the use case text to our doc, and made some editorial
> changes. I hope this makes the 'reason why' clearer, as I felt in your draft
> the reader may have to dig a little to understand why the IRC style is
> preferred, so I made it clearer that there is a potentially substantial
> problem with the translation of TTS into intelligible speech if it isn't
> 'scheduled' properly. [1]
> With this in mind I also added the word 'scheduling' as I think this neatly
> describes one of the potential issues with an 'RTT only UI' for a blind
> user. So the new initial paragraph now reads:
> "Blind users who rely on text to speech (TTS) to interact with their
> computers and smart devices require the traditional Internet Relay Chat
> (IRC) style interface. This must be preserved as a configuration option in
> agents that implement WebRTC as opposed to having only the Real Time Text
> (RTT) type interface favoured by users who are deaf or hearing impaired.
> This is because TTS cannot reasonably translate text into comprehensible
> speech unless the characters to be pronounced are scheduled and transmitted
> in close timing to one another."
> I also named the user case 'Internet Relay Chat Style Interface required for
> Blind Users' just to make it clear.
> I hope this works for you, comments etc welcome!
> [1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/wiki/Accessible_RTC_Use_Cases#Internet_Relay_Chat_Style_Interface_required_for_Blind_Users
> Thanks
> Josh
> -- 
> Emerging Web Technology Specialist/A11y (WAI/W3C)


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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