[Accessforall] Draft of new standard

Liddy Nevile liddy at sunriseresearch.org
Mon Jul 2 21:55:53 UTC 2012

Thanks Christobe,
my comments in situ.
> (1) The scope section states: "ISO/IEC 24751 is intended to  
> facilitate the matching of resources to user's individual  
> requirements by providing common terms for describing those  
> requirements so they can be matched to resources that satisfy the  
> requirements." But what about groups of users? The approach taken by  
> the VUMS cluster does not assume that a user profile can only belong  
> to an individual user: "A user profile is an instantiation of a user  
> model representing either a specific real user or a representative  
> of a group of real users" (from the VUMS Cluster white paper: <http://www.veritas-project.eu/vums/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/White-Paper.pdf 
> >).
It is, I believe, made clear that a profile might be only one of many  
that a single user, in fact, uses throughout their time. Similarly, it  
is expected that a number of users with similar needs will, at times,  
all use a single profile. I will try to make sure this is made clear.  
One of the problems, of course, is that a set of users may have  
conflicting needs but that is not your question, I realise.

> (2) The registry is supposed to contain terms that enable the  
> description of needs and preferences, as opposed to medical or  
> functional characteristics of users. However, will Part 1 and/or the  
> conformance clause state that terms for medical or functional  
> characteristics make the implementation non-conforming? The current  
> draft does not prohibit terms for medical or functional  
> characteristics.
Our work has very deliberately not supported any description of people  
- their needs are not considered definitive of them, etc., and we  
don't support descriptions such as: resources for a blind person. This  
approach is based on the belief that as people are so different in  
their skills and needs, it actually does not make sense to do this  


> From: Liddy Nevile <liddy at sunriseresearch.org>
> To: Gottfried Zimmermann <zimmermann at accesstechnologiesgroup.com>
> Cc: "Accessforall at fluidproject. org" <Accessforall at fluidproject.org>
> Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 5:12
> Subject: Re: [Accessforall] Draft of new standard
> I am not sure if anyone else is doing something but I have done more  
> work on the draft of the revised 24751 that is on the wiki at http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/ISO24751/New+Version+of+24751+Part+1
> Liddy
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