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WAI UA Telecon for July 6th, 2000

Chair: Jon Gunderson
Date: Thursday, 6 July
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, USA
Call-in: Longfellow Bridge (+1) (617) 252-1038


Review Action Items




  1. Additional or longer telecons
  2. Proposed changes to audio volume control checkpoints
  3. List of single key functionalities for checkpoint 10.5 from KB
  4. Min / Max requirements for speech synthesis rates. Refer to Gregory's proposal:
  5. Multimedia definitions.
  6. Checkpoint 7.5: Proposed search minreq: case-sensitive forward.
  7. Checkpoints 6.1, 8.1, 2.7, 8.2, and 8.3
  8. Other minimal requirements part of issue PR#257 (No proposals)


Chair: Jon Gunderson

Scribe:Ian Jacobs

Harvey Bingham
David Poehlman
Dick Brown
Tim Lacy
Eric Hansen
Charles McCathieNevile
Rich Schwerdtfeger

Mark Novak



  1. Meeting time lengthed to 2 hours for subsequent telecons, will will check to see if we could meet an one half hour earlier
  2. Synthesized speech rate checkpoint remains at priority 1, minimum requirement for speech rate is to provide access to the full range of speech rates supported by the synthesizer, with a minimum requirement that the combination of speech engines available support a range of 100 wpm to 400 wpm with a 10 wpm increments.

Open Action Items

  1. IJ: Produce a new draft that folds minimal requirements into the checkpoints. Should be ready about 7 July.
  2. IJ: Draft a preliminary executive summary/mini-FAQ for developers. (No deadline.)
  3. GR: Re-examine the orientation checkpoints and see whether they can be clarified to account for control of rendering of audio (and possibly other content) on load.

New Action Items


Completed Action Items

  1. GR: Look into which checkpoints would benefit from audio examples in the techniques document.
  2. IJ: Pick up GR's action item to send out a request for information on speech synthesizer mins/maxes for various articulation capabilities (as we did for speech rate).
  3. GR: Pursue speech synth ranges for other properties than speech rate.


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