Re: [EXTERNAL] WoT Middleware

I like the this suggestion for metadata. That could then become a
machine testable WCAG3 conformance requirement.



White, Jason J writes:
> Perhaps this is another good reason to agree that accessibility-related metadata are important, as those in the digital publishing community have been arguing for years. Work has also been done in Digital Publishing to support transformation of the metadata to the formats used in publishers' catalogues (e.g., the shopping site from which you purchase the book).
> Do we need similar arrangements for WoT and similar products?
> Another relevant concept, emerging from security-related work, is the Software Bill of Materials. As I understand the concept, it identifies all of the components used in a piece of software. Perhaps we need metadata that identify the software related to a hardware product (both what is in firmware and what the user has to access to configure and run the device).
> Finally, of course, effective anti-discrimination laws which ensure that the apps, documentation and Web sites associated with end-user devices meet accessibility criteria seem to me to be a necessity. This is obviously a policy issue, hence beyond the scope of our work, but I am concerned that, without it, progress will be slow and inconsistent.
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Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

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