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RE: Chemistry in published materials

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:08:47 -0600
To: "Rachel Comerford" <rachel.comerford@macmillan.com>
Cc: "'W3C EPUB 3 Community Group'" <public-epub3@w3.org>, "'W3C Publishing Working Group'" <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, "'WAI Coordination Call'" <public-wai-cc@w3.org>
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I am a good contact.
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Subject: Re: Chemistry in published materials
That is great news George! I reached out to some of Chemistry subject matter experts on staff to see if they have contributions they can make to where our biggest struggles are in the education market. Should I put them in touch with you if there are volunteers or is there someone else taking the lead?

Rachel Comerford | Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility | T 212.576.9433 

Macmillan Learning
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:57 AM, Peter Krautzberger <peter@krautzource.com <mailto:peter@krautzource.com> > wrote:
Dear George,
If you haven't already, you might want to check out the work on chemical diagrams by Volker Sorge [1].
Best regards,
Peter Krautzberger.
[1] http://www.progressiveaccess.com/chemistry/index.php
2018-07-19 0:41 GMT+02:00 George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com <mailto:kerscher@montana.com> >:
Dear EPUB Community Group, WP WG, and WAI Chairs,
Associated with a grant from the Department of Education in the USA, we are looking at how to provide published Chemistry content to the mainstream, and to persons with disabilities that use Assistive Technology (AT).
We are just starting this fact finding phase. ChemML has been mentioned, but we are not married to any particular solution. I am fairly sure we will need a great looking presentation, and we will need semantic information that can be explored chunk-by-chunk using AT.
I created an issue, number 66 in the EPUB Community Group with the label Best Practice (I hope I did this right!)
Also, if you would like to email me separately off list, my email is kerscher@montana.com <mailto:kerscher@montana.com> 
So, this kicks off this discovery phase.
George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech
President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) 
Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of the W3C 
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Cell:+1 406/544-2466 
Email: kerscher@montana.com <mailto:kerscher@montana.com> 
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