The AccessibilitY Metadata proposal was officially submitted to the W3C schema.org process on Monday, April 15, 2013. Details of the submission can be seen in the email to the W3C public vocabs list. The detailed proposal can be seen at the W3.org site.
These added metadata items will enable alternate representations of content to be easily discoverable, as well as finding the best-fit alternate for your needs within web searches.
A significant number of changes have taken place and new content has been made available since our first post two months ago. Highlights of this are:
- Significant refinement and development of the minimal set of accessibility properties, as we started from the work of the Access for All working group in IMS Global and opened this up for comment beyond the accessibility community.
- A robust set of examples, which helped prove out the tags as we developed the specification. These should be helpful to content creators and distributors as you try to understand how these tags would be used in your content and catalogs.
- A crosswalk that relates our specification to work of LRMI, Access for All, Dublin Core Accessibility and Onix.
- The group’s discussion on Google Groups is now easy to discover and to post to, thanks to its inclusion in this website. If you have comments, please post them in this area.
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