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[Fwd: Re: W3C Access for All]

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:34:44 -0400
Message-ID: <49E490F4.9050006@utoronto.ca>
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Forwarded from Andy Heath:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: W3C Access for All
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 06:44:41 +0100
From: Andy Heath <andyheath@axelrod.plus.com>
To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
CC: UAWG list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>,	Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
References: <1D737275-5A71-4F24-A305-02C497E777E5@manchester.ac.uk> 

Hi Jan,

I don't know whether this will reach the UAWG list,
which I think is read-only for me.
You might want to forward it for me.

The reason is because when one is matching resources to
the context one needs to match to both personal preferences
AND device properties - this is particularly the case if
you want (as we do) content to be deliverable across
desktop and mobile devices alike.

The reference below does give the general idea
but is a little behind where we are at with this.
We have an ISO standard - Individualized Adaptability and
Accessibility for eLearning, Education and Training but
its availability is tied up in ISO formatting/publication processes
just at the moment.  Jutta worked on this too.  And we are working
to integrate that and our update of it in IMS AccessForAll 2.0
(draft is in edit) with the Device Context Ontology.  In ISO we
are working to integrate it with the best Metadata efforts
in town.

It is correct also that personalisation does go beyond
accessibility and in *some* areas the principles are similar.

Hope this helps.

Andy Heath

> Hi Simon,
> I know a bit about it. My director, Jutta Treviranus, was one of the 
> co-leads on the IMS AccessForAll standard 
> (http://www.imsglobal.org/accessibility/accmdv1p0/imsaccmd_oviewv1p0.html).
> I think that the reason it is coming in through the "Ubiquitous Web 
> Applications Working Group" is that personalization goes beyond 
> accessibility-related characteristics.
> Cheers,
> Jan
> Simon Harper wrote:
>> I noticed this:
>> Note Published: W3C Personalization Roadmap: Ubiquitous Web 
>> Integration of AccessForAll 1.0
>> 2009-04-09: The Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group has 
>> published the Group Note of W3C Personalization Roadmap: Ubiquitous 
>> Web Integration of AccessForAll 1.0. This document describes an 
>> activity of integrating personalization with device context for the 
>> delivery of content materials and interface components that are 
>> customized to meet both individual personal needs and preferences and 
>> delivery context. It brings together the work of separate standards 
>> and specifications organizations and working groups, notably W3C 
>> Ubiquitous Web Applications working group, IMS Global Learning 
>> Consortium Accessibility Special Interest group, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 
>> Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training: Human 
>> Diversity and Access For All working group and associated working 
>> groups in SC36. The document should be viewed as a roadmap for the 
>> work to be undertaken and includes description of the basis for the 
>> work, the organizational context, the likely technologies and a 
>> partially complete description of how the technologies fit together. 
>> Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-UWA-personalization-roadmap-20090409/
>> UAAG are mentioned quite abit as is the working group - first I wonder 
>> if we know anything about this - and second why it doesn't seem to be 
>> under WAI?
>> Cheers
>> Si.
>> =======================
>> Simon Harper
>> University of Manchester (UK)
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Andy Heath

Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Lead
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information (i-school)
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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