[Accessibility] Unified Use Cases for Expert Handlers, version 1.0 (UUC1) approved by WG membership

Gregory J. Rosmaita unagi69 at concentric.net
Thu Mar 27 13:12:29 PDT 2008

aloha, mario!

first, profoundest apologies for not responding more rapidly;

second, thank you very much for your initial comments on UUC1;

third, your comments have been added to:


fourth, the news of your MusicXML to Braille translator is very 
intriguing -- if you could share a bit more information, we could 
ascertain just what Open A11y can do to contribute to your project 
in terms of expertise, coordination, liaisoning, and, of course, 
reaping the benefits of your expertise and experience...

i would suggest that you post any more information you wish to 
share with Open A11y about the MusicXML to Braille translator
upon which you are working to:

accessibility-handlers at a11y.org

as well as to:

accessibility at a11y.org

when you have the opportunity to review the document more fully, any 
and all comments and feedback would be most welcome on:

accessibility-rfc at a11y.org

thank you again,
editor, Unified Use Cases for Expert Handlers, 1.0 - http://a11y.org/uuc
vice-chair, webmaster and listmaster, Open A11y at The Linux Foundation
Open Accessibility: http://a11y.org/
                Open Accessibility Specifications: http://a11y.org/specs

---------- Original Message -----------
From: Mario Lang <mlang at debian.org>
To: accessibility-rfc at a11y.org
Sent: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:49:51 +0100
Subject: Re: [Accessibility-RFC] [Accessibility] Unified Use Cases for Expert Handlers, version 1.0 (UUC1) approved by WG membership

> "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69 at concentric.net> writes:
> > at today's Open Accessibility Conference Call, the working group resolved
> > to adopt the Unified Use Cases for Expert Handlers, version 1.0 (UUC1)
> >
> > http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/Accessibility/Minutes/Accessibility/Handlers/UseCases/Unified/UUC1
> >
> > as an official Open A11y publication. befitting its position, a static 
> > version of UUC1 can be referenced and accessed at:
> >
> > http://accessibility.linux-foundation.org/a11yspecs/handlers/uuc1.html
> I have two unrelated comments:
>  1. In the first paragraphs, you mention MSAA and iAccessible2 
> as an example    for AT APIs.  It feels wrong to me to not 
> mention AT-SPI in this context,    especially since AT-SPI is 
> the only API currently working on Linux    in this area.
>  2. MusicXML is mentioned as one specialized markup language.
>     I didn't really read further into this document yet, I just 
> wanted to    mention that I am in fact right now developing a MusicXML
>     to Braille music translation program 
> (http://delysid.org/freedots.html).
>     If any ATs would like to make use of this, I'd be pretty interested
>     on input from their side.  FreeDots is currently written in 
> an AT    independant way, it can be used with or without a 
> screen reader.    Or, one might even cliam it is an AT 
> specialized for MusicXML.
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