Pronunciation Task Force
of the APA WG

Page Contents

Announcements

No announcements at the moment.

Pronunciation Overview

Pronunciation Overview provides an overview of the overall pronunciation technique in W3C.

Pronunciation Video

There is also a short pronunciation technical video available, it shows the demo of pronunciation technical and approaches for controlling pronunciation in spans of web content where uniform markup can make the difference.

Meetings and Communication

The APA WG conducts its work using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools. The communication page provides details about:

These tools are used by participants of the Task Force. For ways non-participants can contribute, see how to contribute to the Working Group and file comments.

Teleconferences

Pronunciation Task Force meetings: Wednesdays at 9:00 until 10:00 Boston time.

Mailing Lists

The Pronunciation Task Force uses the public-pronunciation@w3.org mailing list (mailing list archives) for email discussion. Participants are automatically added to the mailing list when they become a participant of the Task Force.

Current Work

See the wiki for current planning and draft documents.

Publications

  • Explainer: Improving Spoken Presentation on the Web provides an overview of the work. It:
    • Briefly introduces the context for W3C work on pronunciation
    • Describes the advantages and disadvantages of two approaches
    • Poses questions for additional input
  • Pronunciation User Scenarios provides examples of:
    • End-users, including screen reader users
    • Content providers, including educators
    • Software developers, including content managements systems
  • Pronunciation Gap Analysis and Use Cases provides details on the analysis. It:
    • Provides more detailed context
    • Describes required features for pronunciation and spoken presentation
    • Describes specific implementation approaches for introducing presentation authoring markup into HTML5 (called “use cases”)
    • Provides a gap analysis
    • Describes how the required features may be met by existing approaches

How to Comment, Contribute, and Participate

To join the Pronunciation Task Force, individuals must be participants of the APA WG. Participants are expected to actively contribute to the work of the Task Force. If you are interested in participating in the Spoken Pronunciation Task Force, please send e-mail to: Janina Sajka, Irfan Ali and Paul Grenier and include a little bit about what you’re interested in and how you think that you may be able to contribute to the Task Force. Then follow the APA Working Group participation procedures to join the Working Group, and once you have joined ask Ruoxi(Roy) Ran to add you to the task force.

To contribute without joining the task force, see the APA Working Group contribute page for general instructions. To contribute to documents under development, see how to contribute to the source repository directly.

Current participants in the Spoken Pronunciation Task Force.

Administrative Information

The Spoken Pronunciation Task Force is a Task Force of the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group. It assists these Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the cognitive space.

Facilitator and Contacts

Work Statement

The Spoken Pronunciation Accessibility Task Force Work Statement defines the initial objective, scope, approach, and participation of the Task Force.

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