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From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:31:21 +0200
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <003b01c3dabb$db30bdd0$340aa8c0@patirsrv.patir.com>

This group is doing interesting and important work, and they are looking
for more  participation.

I think it may interest some participants hear.
(Please consider this a personal invitation.)

All the best



CEN-ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop APLR
Accessibility Properties for Learning Resources

Your participation is invited in our work

What APLR is doing
We are currently working in close collaboration with active participants
from IMS, Dublin Core, W3C and other major organisations to devise
Meta-data for the description of accessibility properties for learning
resources.  This is under two broad headings:

An Accessibility Application Profile of the IEEE LOM to work with the
IMS AccessForAll element of the IMS Learner Information Package
Specification. Funding for this work begins in January 2004 and the work
is underway. 

An Accessibility Meta-data vocabulary and guidance for the use of the
IEEE LOM for the labelling of learning content with suitability for some
specific cognitive disorders such as dyslexia.  More details can be
found on the APLR website. 

Our context is the need for all European Citizens to be able to
participate in an inclusive European Information Society.

Work for the first of these is underway.


For the second we are at the moment undertaking discussion to explore
what is currently possible and seeking experts and organisations wishing
to make voluntary technical contribution.


We are working openly via regular conference calls and email list
discussion and individual work contribution.  Participation is invited
from any person or organisation  with a legitimate reason for doing so.
We envisage two main ways in which people and organisations may wish to


Direct technical contribution and participation in the work process 

Following the progress of our work without making specific contribution
via the email list. 

The APLR working group website can be reached via


Subscription to the mailing list we currently use for discussion of the
technical work of this project of the CEN workshop is free but moderated
and you can request subscription on




or by contacting any of



Andy Heath
 Sheffield Hallam University, UK

chair APLR  
Pythagoras  Karampiperis
 Center for Research and Technology - Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Peter Rainger
 TechDIS, UK



We plan to post regular summaries of our work also to the CEN-ISSS
Learning Technology Standards Observatory at http://www.cen-ltso.org



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