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Re: EOWG presents: Personalization -> Adapt

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 11:10:29 -0400
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, public-personalization-tf <public-personalization-tf@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "w3t-wai@w3.org" <w3t-wai@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Yi9a5Syx24QaIJ2I@rednote.net>
Thanks, John. I also agree there's no particular reason to "chase the
acronym," i.e. find some seemingly coherent wording to justify the term
as an acronym.

I did notice one email from Lionel where the Subject said: "WAI-Adapt."
I would be far more favorable to this kind of construction, or even to a
W3C-Adapt construction, because either of those turns the construct into
a noun, imo.

Best,

Janina

John Foliot writes:
> Hi All,
> 
> FWIW, I am very much feeling the same way as Janina... I get the idea, but
> struggle with the current implementation: *Adapt *is (as Janina notes) a
> verb, whereas I believe we want something closer to a noun (or pronoun).
> 
> This leads me to return to "Adaptable" or "Adaptation" as the 'name' of our
> family of specifications. This would also be closer to how EO then uses the
> concept in their example
> <https://deploy-preview-8--wai-personalization-standards.netlify.app/personalization/>,
> and specifically, "*Examples of Adaptation to Meet User Needs*".
> 
> I also personally think that chasing the acronym rabbit down its hole is
> not that useful an exercise - I'd rather see and hear something that is
> more illustrative to non-experts of what can be achieved, rather than some
> random string of letters that users and content creators need to learn
> (shades of having to explain *a11y* to non-experts over and over....)
> 
> JF
> 
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 7:55 AM Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> 
> > Dear All:
> >
> > After sitting with this proposal for a few days I find myself wanting to
> > play devil's advocate.
> >
> > My concern is that the word is a present tense imperative verb. Is that
> > really the stance we want to take?
> >
> > ARIA is a noun. I wish we could have a noun rather than an imperative
> > verb.
> >
> > I'm not sure that the demand inherent in an imperative is the attitude
> > we want to take? I would further note that in the U.S. disability
> > advocacy context, ADAPT is a fairly millitant organization working for
> > accessible transportation. They've made mainstream news with their
> > tactics:
> >
> > https://adapt.org
> >
> > At the very least I think we should consider these points before moving
> > forward--not that I'm desiring to be the wet blanket here.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Janina
> >
> > Shawn Henry writes:
> > > Dear Personalization Task Force,
> > >
> > > After much collaboration, EOWG has a proposal for "branding"
> > formerly-known-as personalization. It is simply...
> > >       Adapt
> > >
> > > A rough example of how "Adapt" could be used is in this draft preview:
> > >
> > https://deploy-preview-8--wai-personalization-standards.netlify.app/personalization/
> > >
> > > (Of course, it might not work -- EOWG doesn't know all the ins-and-outs.)
> > >
> > > Many other ideas and considerations are in the minutes and comments of
> > this GitHub Issue:
> > >       https://github.com/w3c/wai-personalization-standards/issues/7
> > >
> > > Let us know what you think...
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > ~Your Helpful EO Folks
> > >
> > > --
> > > <http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/>
> >
> > --
> >
> > Janina Sajka
> > (she/her/hers)
> > https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka
> >
> > Linux Foundation Fellow
> > Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:       http://a11y.org
> >
> > The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> > Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures     http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
> >
> >
> >
> 
> -- 
> *John Foliot* |
> Senior Industry Specialist, Digital Accessibility |
> W3C Accessibility Standards Contributor |
> 
> "I made this so long because I did not have time to make it shorter." -
> Pascal "links go places, buttons do things"

-- 

Janina Sajka
(she/her/hers)
https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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