Standardization Meeting 2015-07-07

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Overview on standardization activities

See GPII standardization roadmap.

  • Are there activities missing?

Updates on standardization activities (all)

For each standardization activity, prepare a written statement regarding:

  1. What is the current status of activities?
  2. What goals have been achieved?
  3. What are the current problems (if any), and how can they be addressed?
  4. What is yet to be achieved?

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC35 User Interfaces(Gottfried Zimmermann)

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC35 User Interfaces: Ad-hoc on revision of User Needs Summary (Andy Heath)

Revision of the User Needs Summary that was originally in SWG-A is underway in SC35 WG6.  The work is being undertaken by an Ad-Hoc and currently by a small sub-group of that Ad-Hoc. Andy Heath is participating in that development.  Currently the sub-group is working on the consistency of wording of the needs and developing a structuring proposal and are working with a number of heuristics for structuring.  Expected progress is

·    structuring proposal will be publicly available to the WG6 Ad-Hoc at the end of July 2015

·    New Work Item proposal and call for additional needs developed at SC35 meetings in August/September 2015

·    CD (leading eventually to IS) available probably February 2016


ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 Information technology for learning, education and training (Jutta Treviranus, Andy Heath, and Liddy Neville)

openURC Alliance (Gottfried Zimmermann)

W3C Protocols and Formats Working Group(Gottfried Zimmermann)

W3C Independent User Interface (IndieUI) Working group (Andy Heath)

The W3C charter for this work has now expired and the group has published final heartbeat working draft reports :

 Its work is currently being moved to other groups, including a User Context component within ARIA 2.0 as described here, and other components in a newly-forming group.

 Once this picture has settled, expected to be in about one month, I will report back.

The IEEE Actionable Data Book (Andy Heath)

No progress in accessibility aspects of that work

IMS Accessibility Metadata Working Group (Madeleine Rothberg and Anastasia Cheetham) (Madeleine Rothberg)

W3C Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force(Steve Lee)

DIN NA 023-00-02 GA Accessibility(Gottfried Zimmermann)

DIN NA 023-00-04 GA Ergonomics for information processing systems(Gottfried Zimmermann)

DIN NA 023-00-04-09 AK Ergonomic aspects of AAL and assistive systems(Gottfried Zimmermann)

AALIANCE2(Gottfried Zimmermann)

AFE-INNOVNET(Alice Sinigaglia)

ANEC Working Group on Design for All(Alice Sinigaglia)

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA)(Gottfried Zimmermann and Alice Sinigaglia)

European Multistakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation(Alice Sinigaglia)

MOOC Accessibility Partnership (MOOCAP)(Gottfried Zimmermann)

ReAAL (Gottfried Zimmermann)

ERPB Working Group on Mobile and Card Based Contactless Proximity Payments(Alice Sinigaglia)

Adaptiva, All-nativa and inclusive learning projects (Jutta Treviranus)

Disability rights promotion international(Jutta Treviranus)

Access for all Ontario(Jutta Treviranus)

Updates on Outcomes

New part of ISO/IEC 24752 on RESTful target integration (Gottfried Zimmermann)

New part of ISO/IEC 24752 on a dynamic user interface resource framework (Gottfried Zimmermann)

Device templates for URC-compliant targets (Gottfried Zimmermann)

Revision of ISO/IEC 24751 (Jutta Treviranus, Andy Heath, Liddy Neville)

Cognitive Accessibility User Research(Steve Lee)

User Context 1.0 (Andy Heath)

  • Some of the properties included
  • Use content bottom-up, take preferences
  • Still work needed on properties
  • Issue with content-related preferences: If every platform stores the user's preferences in their own cloud, a user's profile will exist multiple times (in different versions) in multiple clouds.  Possible solution: Business model of new content, in particular for regulated markets (government, education). Accessibility Metadata (Madeleine Rothberg)

  • adopted the accessibility metadata version 1.0 with four properties. See the Accessibility Metadata Specification.
  • No vendors have announced how this will be implemented as filter mechanisms in the search engines.
  • Currently available with Google custom search. For example, with a custom search engine for alternative text, you can enter a search term and find books that offer alternative text. For best results, use a general search term like "tree" or "water." Results are a bit unpredictable.
  • Accessibility metadata for captions is added automatically for users of the WordPress YouTube Plug-in WP YouTube Lyte when their video is captioned. This has resulted in huge numbers of videos from all over the world including the metadata for captions.
  • Accessibility Metadata has also been published by these organizations: Kahn Academy, Bookshare, Hathi Trust, the Open Library Initiative, the Learning Registry, Yahoo!, YouDescribe, and the Francophone accessible digital library, La Bibliothèque Numérique Francophone Accessible.
  • Future work could include access mode for describing aspects of the main resource. Access Mode has been implemented as defined by IMS Access for All for many years, but in the search engine context, the proper definition has not been determined. More accessibility features could also be added as needed.
  • Issue: How to deal with the access modes? - It is claimed that search engines cannot deal with access modes well. We would need a complete list of access mode combinations.
  • Issue: Do we need matching terms between preferences and resources? Easy matching... [MR: I don't think this is relevant to, which doesn't concern itself with preferences. Do you want to move this issue elsewhere?]
  • work was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in a grant to Benetech, and carried out by Benetech staff and volunteers from a number of organizations.

IMS Accessibility Metadata Working Group (Madeleine Rothberg)

  • IMS Access for All v3 is in public draft.
  • Accessibility Metadata was based on this version; some changes made in the working group will be incorporated in the next release.
  • The next release will also incorporate accessibility preferences for assessment, currently specified in IMS' Accessible Portable Item Protocol® (APIP®).
  • No timeline is currently available for that release.

D503.4 Standardization and Concertation Report (HDM, public report, due July 2015)

Summary of action items

New items:

From previous meeting:

  1. Everybody: Review and/or add information on the GPII Standardization Roadmap.
  2. Gottfried: Ask Matthias Peißner if he wants to be on the mailing list. DONE
  3. Gottfried: Start drafting deliverable:D503.4 Standardization and Concertation Report (HDM, public report, due July 2015). DONE
  4. Gottfried: Set up Doodle poll for next call for this group (in May 2015). DONE

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