[Accessforall] Invitation for a task force meeting on context description

Jim Tobias tobias at inclusive.com
Mon Jun 18 11:16:57 UTC 2012

I wonder if WHO's International Classification of Functions is relevant to
this task force:
ICF is a recognized categorization of 4 dimensions (BODY FUNCTIONS, BODY
intended to explain the concept of disability in terms of roles and
The last 2 dimensions capture at least some of what we may be looking for;
for example:
d3500 Starting a conversation
d3501 Sustaining a conversation
d3502 Ending a conversation
d3503 Conversing with one person
d3504 Conversing with many people
d3508 Conversation, other specified
d3509 Conversation, unspecified
It's not principally technological in its orientation - in fact, it could be
criticized on how it treats the use of technology - but it is the conceptual
framework most used in international disabilities research, and thus has a
certain amount of credibility and familiarity. Even if ICF does not become
our main schema, we might do well to develop at least some parallel
references to it.
Jim Tobias
Inclusive Technologies
+1.908.907.2387 v/sms
skype jimtobias
From: accessforall-bounces at fluidproject.org
[mailto:accessforall-bounces at fluidproject.org] On Behalf Of Christophe
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 5:17 AM
To: Accessforall at fluidproject. org
Subject: Re: [Accessforall] Invitation for a task force meeting on context
I would like to contribute to this task force, but I will not be available
Regarding standards:
* RFC 4480: "RPID: Rich Presence Extensions to the Presence Information Data
Format (PIDF)": <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4480>: this standards defines
elements such as activities (with values such as away, busy, meal, meeting
and tv), mood, place-is (with the values noisy, ok, quiet, unknown; for
video: toobright, ok, dark), privacy (with the values audio, text, unknown
and video), etcetera.
* RFC 4589: "Location Types Registry": <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4589>:
with locations such as airport, automobile, bicycle, bus, hospital, hotel,
library, office, outdoors, place-of-worship, public, and public-transport.
Best regards,


From: Gottfried Zimmermann (List) <zimmermann at accesstechnologiesgroup.com>
To: "Accessforall at fluidproject. org
<mailto:Accessforall at fluidproject.%20org> " <Accessforall at fluidproject.org>;
SP1 at cloud4all.info; SP2 at cloud4all.info 
Sent: Saturday, 16 June 2012, 11:12
Subject: [Accessforall] Invitation for a task force meeting on context
Dear AccessForAll and Cloud4all participants,
At our last meeting we had decided to set up two task forces, one on device
descriptions and the other on context descriptions.
I am calling for a meeting on context description on our regular date and
time, i.e. next Tue at 12:00 UTC.  See
Description and below for the connection information and the draft agenda.
Please think about current practices, standards and projects regarding the
description of context (environment, situation, time, location, etc.).  We
will have a discussion on this at the meeting.
Thanks, and have a nice weekend,
 Gottfried Zimmermann
 Prof. Mobile User Interaction
Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 711 8923-2751
 Email: gzimmermann at hdm-stuttgart.de
Web: http://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/home/gzimmermann 

2012-06-19 Meeting on Context Description

Tue June 19, 12:00-14:00 UTC
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This meeting is being held as part of the Raising the Floor Consortium. The
Raising the Floor membership agreement, in particular its IPR policy,
applies to the contents of the meeting.


Collection of existing approaches for context description

*	What are current practices of describing context information such
as: environment, situation, time, location?
*	What is the relevant literature?
*	What research projects can we learn from?

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