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RE: accessibility metadata discussion

From: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:35:35 -0500
To: "'Andrew Kirkpatrick'" <akirkpat@adobe.com>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken'" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Message-ID: <017f01d23f6f$0e2d3850$2a87a8f0$@gmail.com>
I forgot to mention the accessibility metadata project site,[1] which lists some known implementations: Bookshare uses the metadata in their search platform, and it's also used for searching the learning registry (the metadata project was a sort of offshoot of the Learning Registry Metadata Initiative which got educational properties into schema.org). That site is probably a bit out of date now, though.

 

The metadata is also a required part of the EPUB for Education specification,[2] and there are publishers already producing content that conforms to it. That specification is not fully mature yet, though, and the new accessibility specification is only at candidate recommendation now. That's why Tzviya mentioned that we're expecting the ecosystem to grow.

 

I also have a bias to the ebook side of things, so I'll see what else I can uncover to answer your question more fully.

 

[1] http://www.a11ymetadata.org/

[2] http://www.idpf.org/epub/profiles/edu/spec/#h.qonzkj3729oc

 

Matt

 

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com] 
Sent: November 15, 2016 1:01 PM
To: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>; WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Subject: Re: accessibility metadata discussion

 

Matt,

What would help me (and hopefully others) is if you could share more information about the current utilization pathways for the metadata (for end users, for authors, for reading and delivery systems).

 

That is, for end users, what support exists for this data to be useful, and the same for the other scenarios…

 

Thanks,

AWK

 

Andrew Kirkpatrick

Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility

Adobe 

 

akirkpat@adobe.com <mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com> 

http://twitter.com/awkawk

 

From: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com <mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com> >
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:52
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org> >
Cc: Tzviya Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com> >, "matt.garrish@gmail.com <mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com> " <matt.garrish@gmail.com <mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com> >
Subject: accessibility metadata discussion
Resent-From: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org> >
Resent-Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:53

 

Thanks everyone for the productive call today around accessibility metadata.

 

As requested, if anyone would like to contact us to discuss more offline, feel free to use the email addresses in the cc line.

Matt
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