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For Review: Personalization Semantics 1.0 First Public Working Draft

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 17:45:33 -0400
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Rich Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>, Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs@igalia.com>, Lisa Seeman-Kestenbaum <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Message-ID: <f37c5ad3-41b6-13d3-6e9c-c52bae81df97@w3.org>
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published a 
First Public Working Draft of Personalization Semantics 1.0:
https://www.w3.org/TR/personalization-semantics-1.0/

Personalization involves tailoring aspects of the user experience to 
meet the needs and prefences of the user. For example, having familiar 
terms and symbols is key to many users being able to use the web. 
However, what is familiar for one user may be unfamiliar to another 
requiring them to learn new symbols. The introduction of standardized 
semantics allows web applications to customize the exposure of that 
content to one that is familiar to individuals based on their needs and 
preferences. This specification defines standard semantics to enable 
user driven personalization such as the association of a user-preferred 
symbols to elements having those semantics. This ensures that users can 
quickly find familiar icons, such as a help icon, that apply to user 
interface elements.

This specification was initially developed by the Cognitive and Learning 
Disabilities Accessibility Task Force to provide technology features 
needed to meet user needs identified in the draft Cognitive 
Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis. It was transferred to the ARIA 
Working Group for development as a WAI-ARIA 1.1 module. Although this 
was initiated by a task force focusing on the needs of users with 
cognitive and learning disabilities, it is intended to support a wide 
variety of personalization use cases.

To comment, the Working Group requests input be filed as issues at:
https://github.com/w3c/personalization-semantics/issues/

Please raise new issues for your comments, putting each separate topic 
into a separate issue. If it is not feasible to file issues in this 
tool, you can also submit comments by email to:
public-aria@w3.org

The Working Group requests comments on this draft be filed by 30 June 2017.

Regards,
Joanmarie Diggs, ARIA WG Chair,
Rich Schwerdtfeger, ARIA WG Chair,
Michael Cooper, ARIA WG W3C Staff Contact
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