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Situational needs Re: Schema.org - identifying accessible documents

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:59:17 +0200
To: Jutta Treviranus <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <171711434718757@webcorp02h.yandex-team.ru>
TL;DR: I believe there is consensus that people's needs and preferences vary according to their circumstances - time of day, activity, location, etc.

19.06.2015, 13:12, "Jutta Treviranus" <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>:
>>  On Jun 18, 2015, at 8:02 PM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
>>  Any universal settings will also need to take into account that a user may need one adaption in one environment but another or none in another environment. For example, with a certain low resolution setup I want the standard font size in Outlook but in another environment on a high resolution machine I want a little larger fonts in my inbox. In my example, Outlook seems apply the same setting across environments via Office 365.
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> Exactly, this is what I meant by context. It could mean things like “later in the day when I’m tired”, “when my assistant is not with me”, “when I’m in a parent role”, “when I’m in a noisy environment”, “ when I’m studying math not english”, etc.. Each preference can also be session specific and/or globally applicable.

Yes, I think there is a consensus that any profile we use isn't somehow *the* profile of a person, but a profile they might use. 

Given the difficulty many users have identifying their needs - as noted by Christophe confirming observations match Jim's hypothesis, making it possible to share a profile with others to use directly, as a template to modify, or just to test out half a dozen and find the "best fit", is another reason why profiles should not be considered to match particular people.

In the search scenario, being able to share a particular set of customisations to find resources that match a profile is also a tool for enhancing privacy by enabling an explicit de-linking of the profile from an individual user's record...

cheers

Chaals

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