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From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:47:45 +0000 (UTC)
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
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Hi,

The Devices APIs working group is looking at developing some features for 
exposing devices, e.g. webcams, digital cameras, microphones, external 
storage, etc, to Web pages, in a secure fashion.

As part of this, I've been looking specifically at how to expose Webcams 
to Web pages:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2009Dec/0194.html
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2009Dec/thread.html#msg149

I'm currently exploring how this could work as a new element in HTML. This 
is purely experimental currently, but I would nonetheless greatly 
appreciate any advice you might have on how to ensure that this feature is 
accessible to all. Currently the draft text is here:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#devices

Obviously I have considered simple things like making sure it can be 
keyboard accessible and ensuring it is media-independant, but if there are 
specific aspects of the design that you think should be improved, I would 
be very grateful if you could let me know.

Please feel free to forward this to other lists as appropriate.

Cheers,
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