- 1 Minutes of the Open A11y Expert Handlers SIG Call 2009/01/12
- 1.1 Preliminary Business
- 1.2 Minutes of Expert Handlers Conference Call 2009/01/12
- 1.3 Wrap Up
Minutes of the Open A11y Expert Handlers SIG Call 2009/01/12
- Neil Soiffer (NS/chair)
- Vladmir Bulatov (VB)
- Gregory J. Rosmaita (GJR, scribe)
- Janina Sajka (JS)
- regrets: Pete Brunet, Alexander Surkov
Approval of Last Meeting's Minutes
- Minutes from 2008/11/17 Expert Handlers Conference Call
- approval postponed until today due to lack of quorum and cancelled meetings
- Minutes from 2008/01/05 Expert Handlers Conference Call
Note: This meeting has not yet been held.
Minutes of Expert Handlers Conference Call 2009/01/12
Topic 1: Updates & News
GJR: ARIA 1.0 is now headed for Last Call in mid-to-late February 2009
NS: "math" still one of roles?
GJR: discussed at today's ARIA caucus
NS: marking images as having math?
GJR: math now inherits from section, not
IMG -- didn't want to reinforce the idea that pictures of math is "meaningful math", much as there is confusion over pictures of text and actual text; final wording is very concise and precise; still need to include authoring best practice of using TeX or LaTeX as
alt text and attaching it to the image, if the site persists in serving images rather than actual MathML or other structured and appropriate language; may end up as a WCAG2 technique
JS: please keep the list updated on new editor's drafts
NS: who is going to CSUN 2009?
JS: currently co-chairing WAI PF -- may be at CSUN if necessary
NS: DAISY Pipeline -- takes input from various sources -- OpenOffice, Word, etc.; flows through pipeline to convert to DAISY book; Design Science designed tool for MathML; supposed to be released in November 2008, but patent issues arose; probably release around time of CSUN 2009
NS: related to that is that Microsoft is releasing new version of "Save as DAISY" with actual Math support
VB: math in MathML?
NS: yes, math in MathML; written mathtype and expression formatter for it;
NS: from John, ViewPlus more buy-in from other publishers; American Physical Society going to produce journals in DAISY format
GJR: does anyone know the format in which the original content is served? NewsML? ZedAI working on periodicals profile which integrates NewsML served from news distribution organizations in NewsML
NS: thought one thing ZedAI will do is have transformation to XHTML+MathML+Whatever profiles
GJR: still integral part, but core based on XHTML2
NS: another bit of news: once APS does DAISY publishing 2 other scientific journals will follow suit
GJR: that's [expletive] incredible
Topic 2: Specialized Markup Languages Revisted
Talking Points & Resources:
Topic 2: Expert Handlers Requirements, 0.1
Talking Points & Resources:
- Requirements, 0.1
- Requirements Discussion Page
- what is and what is not an expert handler?
- when are Expert Handlers necessary and in what cases are they superfluous?
Identify Topics for the 2008/01/19 Expert Handlers Call
- adjourned: h UTC
- Agenda for 2009/01/19 Expert Handlers Call