RE: Comments on SSML 1.1 Last Call

Hi Dan,

You are welcome and thanks for your response. We have no concerns about
your response at all.


Sally Cain
Digital Accessibility Development Officer

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Burnett [] 
Sent: 18 September 2008 02:20
To: Cain, Sally
Subject: Re: Comments on SSML 1.1 Last Call

Dear Sally (and the RNIB reviewers),

Thank you for your comments.  Our responses are embedded below, preceded
by "DB>>".
If you have any concerns with our responses, please let us know.  If we
do not hear from you within two weeks of today we will assume that you
have accepted our resolution.

Dan Burnett
SSML 1.1 Co-Editor
Voice Browser Working Group

On Jul 20, 2008, at 10:32 AM, Cain, Sally wrote:

	 Hi all,

	Here are some comments from the RNIB reviewers on SSML 1.1. It
	been reviewed collectively by people in our production
	but also someone in our Centre for Accessible Information who
	works with DAISY books. They have had limited time to review it,
	hopefully the feedback is useful.

	Production Dept
	"It seems like a good standard and seems well thrashed out. Due
	the sheer amount of information contained in the document it is
	difficult to digest in such a short space of time so I have only
	been able to skim through it. As such it is difficult to comment
	but all the areas I was looking for seem to be covered. I think
	many areas will only become apparent to us after we have had
	time to discuss the specification or during testing (should we
	to evaluate this in the future)."

	Sarah Home - Centre for Accessible Information
	"I am happy that I think it has all the main needs in there -
	really pleased to see the ability to swap voices (which will be 
	great for plays etc) and also the ability to add non-voice
	- such as sound effects.I like the idea of being able to 
	automatically call on another synthetic voice engine if the one
	are using can't pronounce the words - if for example you've got 
	some foreign language in your English leisure read - rather than

	English Daniel trying to cope with German dialogue, a better
	(if present on your machine of course!) will be found to read
	bit - maybe German Gustav?"

	RNIB hope to look at SSML 1.1 further in the future.

DB>> Resolution:  Accepted (informational only) 
DB>> Explanation:  We appreciate the comments you have sent us on the
SSML 1.1 Last Call Working
DB>> Draft.  We do not see any request or suggestion that requires us to
take an action at this time.
DB>> We are pleased to hear that SSML 1.1 appears to have the features
you need for your uses.


	Sally Cain
	Digital Accessibility Development Officer, RNIB
	Member of Protocal and Formats Working Group


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