Agenda Review, Membership & Announcements
janina: start planning for TPAC
janina: especially with Summer vacations coming
Neil: are we worried about "variants" of TTS voices (especially for older engines)?
PaulG: our goal should be to preserve author intent in the markup and not rely on obscure posInteger attribute values as seen in "variant"
PaulG: some engines support something but it's not in the docs
Neil: I worry about getting really good TTS support for these things
NeilS: many TTS voices are very robotic sounding (required for high speed)
we may be able to map things like prosidy, tone, etc. to "child" where authors can define "child" or a set of feature mappings or default and it's up to the TTS engine to negotiate that
(reminder the alternate proposal draft is here: https://
janina: I'm working on my action items. I will update soon.
Github Issues and examples
David Fazio agreed to speak to the group on AAC technology supporting early childhood development for children with down syndrom
we need someone to start a draft for the use case where to incorporate info from a11y for children CG and David Fazio and any other sources