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Accessibility Metadata event, Zurich 2004-02-09

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:59:55 +0100
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Please circulate to any interested parties. Apologies for the late

Jutta Treviranus

Invitation to Accessibility Metadata Summit

Metadata for Accessibility

IMS Global Learning Consortium is hosting an international
collaborative effort to determine specifications for accessibility
metadata to match their publicly released AccessForAll user profile

IMS is soliciting input from parties who have an interest in
accessibility and metadata. Work has been underway for some months and
has led to a draft proposal for presentation at an Accessibility
Metadata Summit to be held in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday February
9th, 2004 where questions and comments will be welcomed.  Exact
location of summit TBD.

Participation is by invitation and registration is required (there is
no registration fee).  To request an invitation and register: email
your name, contact information and email address to Toni Roberts at
aroberts@nbnet.nb.ca prior to February 2, 2004.

Synopsis of Context

IMS has developed a user profile that describes user preferences
regarding display, control and content.  Currently this work is being
followed by a collaborative effort to develop metadata specifications
for resources and services to match such preference descriptions.

The success of this effort will be partly in its interoperability,
consequently various metadata standards groups are working together on
this effort. Currently, W3C, DCMI, IMS, CEN-ISSS WS-LT, AGLS,
EuroAccessibility and other groups have participated. The Summit will
provide a special opportunity for these groups and others to come
together to present their work and consider the interoperability and
utility of the collaborative team's current proposals.

Participation is open and free but participants are asked to register
in advance. Summit participants who are interested in further work in
the collaboration may extend their participation to include attending
the two-day Working Group meeting that will immediately follow the

The Summit program will be posted closer to the event but it is
expected that there will be a detailed explanation of both the ACCLIP
(the user profile) and the draft ACCMD (the resource/ service metadata
model), and presentation of some proposed implementations within the
various metadata standards such as the IMS metadata framework, Dublin
Core metadata, etc.  Participants will be offered scheduled time to
present their work and there will be a substantial discussion period.

For further information, contact the Accessibility Metadata Working
Group Co-Chairs:

Jutta Treviranus        jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca


Toni Roberts    aroberts@nbnet.nb.ca

For more information on present participating organizations:

IMS Accessibility Working Group (http://www.imsglobal.org/accessibility)

CEN-ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop (WS-LT): Accessibility
Properties for Learning Resources (APLR) (http://www.cen-aplr.org/)

Dublin Core:Accessibility (http://dublincore.org/groups/access)

W3C/WAI (http://www.w3.org/wai)

EuroAccessibility (http://www.euroaccessibility.org/)

SIDAR (http://www.sidar.org/)

CanCore (http://www.cancore.ca/)

EduSpecs (http://eduspecs.ic.gc.ca/)

AGLS (http://www.naa.gov.au/recordkeeping/gov_online/agls/summary.html)

British Standards Institute (http://edd2.bsi.org.uk/link.php/ist/43)

National Center for Accessible Media (http://ncam.wgbh.org/)

Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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