Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group Teleconference

25 Oct 2017

See also: IRC log


jasonjgw, scott_h, janina, Judy


The Web of Things and Accessibility.

<scribe> scribe: janina

jgw: We have Scott's WoT project report

sh: And with thanks to Shadi for helping formulate our research questions
... Amazon Echo seems to have been an inflation point from consumer perspective
... Noting study subjects were each from a different disability group
... Unfortunately, we couldn't use Echo because not supported in Australia
... At the moment it's all Google Home
... People were aware, but not experienced
... We were most interest in educational applications
... All our people were Android smart phone users
... Interoperability between Android and Windows laptops was a high concern for participants
... Participants expected that a classroom smart board could be automatically fed to their devices
... Also looked at support for environmental integration, e.g. the campus app
... i.e. room temp
... privacy and security were concerns, of course
... Thoughts on using sensors to keep attention focus
... Was it OK to monitor people all the time?
... Was interest in adding smart speakers to AT lab equipment
... Question of real time captioning support arose
... Notes permission to post their report anywhere

sa: Suggesting we consider how to apply

jgw: Likes broadcasting the smart board idea--sees much applicability

jgw; Notes this would require advanced recognition, e.g. handwriting

<Zakim> janina, you wanted to ask whether smart board is more than picsels

jgw: So, how do we architect building that in where users need that?
... Notes interoperability needs to be available across platforms, not just single vendor
... Seems the in the moment access is also important
... Noting we don't yet know how to provide access to local sensors while people move through various environs

<jasonjgw> ack

<jasonjgw> Janina: inquires whether paying attention to smart devices may itself constitute a distraction (or a source of distraction), and whether this may in some cases (e.g., regulating environmental temperature) be too much of a price to pay for the benefits.

<jasonjgw> Janina draws an analogy with the use of mobile devices while driving.

<jasonjgw> Janina raises the question as to the effect of dividing attention (visual, auditory).

[discussion of appropriate handling of contextual device access]

<jasonjgw> Janina: the use cases just discussed also inform APA work regarding the need to be able to delay/suppress notification quickly and easily.

jgw: Information filtering -- what's appropriate and helpful, vs distracting?

jb: Believe this is an important point to feed to AG
... Impact on people with distractability issues needs to be explored carefully

<jasonjgw> Janina inquires whether we have sufficiently good use cases to start meeting with Web of Things developers.

jgw: We need better realtime authoring support, to incorporate structure, text, graphics, and structured logical expression, e.g. math

js: Followup required with useful realtime smartboard

sh: Noting local movement can be annotated by tracking which pwd took which routes

<Zakim> janina, you wanted to ask about multiple speech streams

Other updates: Virtual Reality, Authentication, TPAC, etc.

jgw: Finishing VR, please review

Summary of Action Items

Summary of Resolutions

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