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Open A11y Expert Handlers SIG Conference Call 2008/02/04

Contents


Attendance

  • Neil Soiffer (NS/chair)

Agenda Review

Approval of Last Meeting's Minutes


Minutes of Expert Handlers Conference Call 2008/02/04

Note: This meeting has not yet been held.

Review of the Unified Use Cases and Flow of Control Draft

For Reference:

Neil's Comments

A few more minor changes:

  • I suggest breaking the following up into two sentences and adding a few words for clarity in the following:
    • This plug-in standard will allow the expert software to provide enhanced, semantically rich access to specialized markup so that the AT can properly render (visually, aurally, and/or tactilely) and help users navigate the semantic meaning encoded in the specialized markup.
  • to become
    • This plug-in standard will allow the expert software to provide enhanced, semantically rich access to specialized markup so that the AT can properly render the markup visually, aurally, and/or tactilely. The plug-in would also help users navigate the semantic meaning encoded in the specialized markup.
  • Suggested wording for
    • To better inform *[delineate? specify?]* what needs to be supported by an expert handler interface standard, the following sections discuss a number of use cases for an expert handler.
  • New wording:
    • To provide some background as to what needs to be supported by an expert handler interface standard, the following sections discuss a number of use cases for an expert handler.
  • Last paragraph of navigation section:
    • An example of such a plugin is needed so that one can evaluate what accessibility features need to be added to the existing editors.
  • If we want to keep a sentence like this, I suggest:
    • Accessibilities features needed for editing specialized markup have are not explored in this document due to lack of experience.


  • In the first paragraph of the braille seciton, the use of the word "MathML" still seems out of place to me (I think it should be "math" or "mathematics"). However, I understand that earlier in the paragraph it says "specizalized data". Suggest changing:
    • which affects how MathML is translated into a tactile form.
  • to
    • which affects how mathematics (typically marked up using MathML is translated into a tactile form.

Janina's Comments

Interpreting, displaying, and navigating the information is the responsibility of the AT. The success of the web and the increasing use of XML in documents has lead AT to develop support for these "markup based" applications. However, we must distinguish between two classes of markup in order to explain the need for expert handler technology. The type of markup generally used on the web, such as HTML 4.0, is generally well handled by AT and is not addressed in our document further. Generalized markup, however, is sometimes complimented...



Presenting the Unified Use Cases Draft to the main A11y Workgroup





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