May 2015 Standards Working Group Update
Submitted by George Kerscher
The DIAGRAM Standards Working Group continues to meet jointly with the TIES (Transition to Inclusive EPUB 3 eco System) Working Group on a biweekly basis, every other Tuesday, preparing for the upcoming EPUB 3.1 revision, scheduled to be completed in 2015. Recent topics include the following:
- The EPUB 3.1 Road map is being evaluated, but we can expect it to be mostly completed in the first quarter of 2016 with final approvals in the 2nd quarter.
- In the W3C Digital Publishing (DPUB) interest group, a revised charter is being developed. The focus is on Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: EPUB-WEB http://w3c.github.io/epubweb/
- The development of a document around the development of a Baseline for Born Accessible EPUB 3 is gaining traction. This has been presented at Digital Book 2015 and will be delivered at the 9th European Electronic Accessibility Forum and at the DAISY Board meeting.
Please contact George Kerscher at <kerscher [at] montana [dot] com> if you would like more information about the Standards Working Group. To review past meeting notes please visit the DIAGRAM Standards WG wiki.