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Comments on UAAG 2.0 draft

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:57:42 -0400
Message-ID: <51BB2F66.4060803@w3.org>
To: public-uaag2-comments@w3.org
These are comments I received directly, from Alan Smith. I removed the 
header and reply information at his request.



As I promised, I would get back to you by Friday on my review of the 
Examples of Success flagged with the $$.

Overall they looked well thought out and cover their respective topic in 
a very clear and understandable way.

The main item that I felt was completely overlooked and in light of the 
international aspect of your work, there should be a section in 1.6 
covering the ability to quickly and easily switch speech synthesis language.
Example: 1.6.5 Synthesized Language: If synthesized speech is produced, 
the language should be able to be changed.
Example of Success Criterion 1.6.5:
Hosea is blind, he speaks Spanish but his instructors do not, they speak 
English. Hosea keeps a floating control on his mobile device that allows 
one touch access to his configuration so he can quickly change the 
language the speech synthesizer reads. He finds class related material 
on the internet in Spanish but needs to share it with his instructor who 
does not speak Spanish. If he needs to share information with his 
parents, and he is in English mode for some other school work, he can 
quickly switch to his parent's native language - which is Spanish - to 
share it with them.

Other minor general items:
1.8.5 and 1.8.6 have the same $$Ally text and they should be slightly 
2.5.2 has "inpu" which should be "input"

Other than that, I believe the document is in good order.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist.


Alan Smith
alands289 at gmail dot com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeanne Spellman [jeanne@w3.org<mailto:jeanne@w3.org>]
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 08:15 AM Eastern Standard Time
To: Smith, Alan
Cc: Shawn Henry; 'Kim Patch'
Subject: Re: Next steps for being a mobile accessibility volunteer

Hi Alan,

I am trying to put together a meeting where mobile accessibility experts
could brainstorm helping the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines working
group identify mobile apps that demonstrate one or more of the UAAG
success criteria. It would also be helpful to get your comments on the
examples of mobile accessibility that are in the "Implementing UAAG 2.0"
support document.   Because this part of the project doesn't have an
imminent deadline, it has been slipping.

I have cc'd Kim, who is been the evangelist for this part of the
project, so she would have your contact information.  I also wanted
Shawn to know that I have responded, so she would know that I have
responded at least.

You should hear from Kim or I in the next two weeks.  We have a lot that
has to be done by the end of the month, so I hope we can take a deep
breath and think strategically after that.  :)



On 5/16/2013 8:00 AM, Smith, Alan wrote:
> Jeanne,
> Shawn mention that you would possibility be contacting me as he replied to my interest in volunteering for working on mobile accessibility.
> As it has been two weeks since this email and I have not had any other contacts from either him or you I did not want this to slip through the cracks.
> Please let me know the best way to contact you to discuss how I may be of assistance in in this endeavor.
> Thank you.
> Alan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Henry [mailto:shawn@w3.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 8:34 AM
> To: Smith, Alan; 'wai@w3.org'; Jeanne Spellman
> Subject: Re: mobile accessibility volunteer
> Hi Alan,
> Great! We'll be in touch soon.
> Probably Jeanne Spellman (<http://www.w3.org/People/jeanne/>) will give you a call to talk through opportunities to contribute.
> All the best,
> ~Shawn
> -----
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
> e-mail: shawn@w3.org
> phone: +1.617.395.7664
> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
> On 5/1/2013 7:29 AM, Smith, Alan wrote:
>> Good morning,
>> I got my start in computing some 30 years ago by working on
>> Human-Computer interaction with Engineering computers and was an
>> industry consultant for user interface design for many years.
>> My career has focused on software and usability testing since then and
>> recently I started testing iPad apps for accessibility.
>> I've been working on iPad and Android text to voice analysis and
>> testing for mobile apps and would love to be involved in your efforts.
>> My time is flexible and I can make myself available as your needs
>> would require.
>> Alan Smith
>> Non-Employee Consultant | Client Systems
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