Verticals to Track

From Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group

This is a list of verticals the APA would like to track in upcoming projects.

List of Verticals

  • CSS (Ian)
  • WebXR Device API
    • encompasses:
    • Follow WebXR API and advise on Accessibility issues
    • evaluate browser implementations and examples
    • review implementation and testing requirements
  • Authentication (Jason; Tzviya involved re verifiable claims)
  • Payments (Ted)
    • Create Payments Accessibility User Requirements (PAUR)
    • Advise APA on payments-related specifications and technical documents
    • evaluation and articulation of accessibility within W3C web payments and commerce-related specifications
  • Automotive (Judy)
  • Media (JF)
    • Refine MAUR
    • Develop support for tooling
    • Develop example content
  • AI (Judy, may not be an immediate priority because lack of W3C activity at the moment; Denis Boudreau interest)
  • Publishing (Marisa? Becky?, Tzviya [annotations but not spec issues])
    • E-learning (Tzviya volunteers George Kersher, Gottfried interested)
  • Web of Things (Shadi, Gottfried interested)
    • encompasses:
      • Smart Cities (Becky involved in other projects)
      • Smart Homes
      • Smart Cars
    • review api and metadata and advise on accessibility issues
    • assist in providing real-world accessibility examples
  • Graphics (Amelia?) - if work happens
  • SSML - ETS has interest

Work on Verticals

  • Overlaps with Horizontals: Security, Privacy, I18N, Architecture
  • Coordination of accessibility technical strategy
  • Set up AURs for each vertical in Github
  • Set up wiki page for each vertical
  • Walk through verticals periodically to identify questions, a11y issues, research needs
  • Increase examination of use cases

Research Questions Task Force work

The following list summarises the work that RQTF has undertaken on each vertical as at September 12, 2018, with links to relevant RQTF documents. It will be updated periodically to reflect progress.

  • CSS
    • RQTF intends to focus on navigation issues emerging from CSS, but no further work as yet.
  • Web XR Device API topics, including virtual, augmented and mixed reality
  • Authentication:
  • Payments
    • No research questions yet emerged for RQTF to address
  • Automotive
    • No research questions yet emerged for RQTF to address
  • Media
    • RQTF is aware of work in establishing media accessibility user requirements, which could lead to research questions for RQTF to address. There may be related potential research questions in the domain of digital publishing and synchronized media, including replicating in XML and SMIL the synchronized media capabilities achieved in DAISY and EPUB.
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • No research questions yet emerged for RQTF to address
  • Publishing: Domain-specific notations and content types
    • RQTF notes discussion on applying ARIA roles to math content, and potential for similar work in other related domains such as chemistry and music.
    • RQTF is in the process of conducting a literature review on STEM-specific notation and content, refining list of publications to review, and with the intention of identifying key domains addressed in the literature.
    • Emerging topics include current state of math accessibility, localization issues, and input and manipulation challenges of domain-specific notations
  • Publishing: E-learning
    • No research questions yet emerged for RQTF to address.
    • The Accessible Online Learning Community Group (AccessLearn) is in existence, and although its current focus is on supporting EOWG on extending content of the W3C web site to provide more targeted information for online learning accessibility, a future focus could be to work with RQTF to explore specific research questions that APA identifies.
  • Web of Things
  • Graphics
    • No research questions yet emerged for RQTF to address, though SVG is referenced in research work in other verticals.