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Re: accessibility: vision as input device

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 01:12:06 -0500
Message-ID: <477493B6.7070302@w3.org>
To: ~:'' ありがとうございました。 <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: www-svg List <www-svg@w3.org>

Hi, Jonathan-

Webcam input is indeed an interesting subject, but not SVG-specific...
it's better explored in the WebAPI WG (where there was some talk a while
back, at a F2F); multi-pointers (a la the Wii) also belongs there.

As you may be aware, there is a lot of activity regarding video in W3C
recently, including the recent Video on the Web Workshop [1].  I don't
recall webcams being discussed explicitly there, but it is something
that should be addressed as part of the same set of activities.

Of course, SVG and HTML5 each have <video> elements, but those are for
"output", not input.  I would expect video "input" to be handled in a 
DOM-related spec (with a dependency on the Progress Events 1.0 spec).

[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/08/video/

-Doug Schepers
W3C Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI

~:'' ありがとうございました。 wrote (on 12/26/07 2:51 AM):
> accessibility: vision as input device
> in 2001 a group of students with severe learning disabilities tried out 
> a pre-alpha version of the Sony eyetoy, with dramatic success.
> has the SVGWG or others considered the potential accessibility benefits 
> of enabling video capture as input device?
> If so, can anyone contribute pointers or further suggestions to this 
> list for an initial 'proof of concept' test suite:
> cursor control via motion detection?
> embedding video of the user in a local SVG context, such as a gaming or 
> other environment?
> embedding video of the user in a social SVG context?
> I've read/seen for instance that the Wii can be controlled by up to 4 
> fingers wrapped in silver foil....
> 'intelligent' developments to google's hybrid maps
> How might the special properties of SVG be integrated?
> to what extent are the specific and peculiar properties of human vision 
> being incorporated in the SVG spec as our technical ability to mimic 
> them is achieved?
> eg colour gamut is not part of the svg1.1 spec
> mapping of symbols to regions in real time?
> is it possible at least, that our failure to engage with SVG authoring 
> tool development is hindering  understanding of the process of 
> representing vision?
> regards
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet
> might this for instance require the user to tune a 'blue screen' mask?
> a bug outlining this concept has been filed with Opera, Safari and Mozilla.
> responses varied.
> http://www.peepo.co.uk/peepo2/authoringTool.html
> http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/

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