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Re: a11y TF CfC on resolution to support "Media Text Associations" change proposal for HTML issue 9

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 08:52:02 +0100
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Cc: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20100406074624.M28464@hicom.net>
aloha, silvia!

since all too often, embedded controls and overlapping controls make 
multimedia impossible to use with assistive technology, i simply wanted 
to give a strong plus one to your observation that

> moving the captions up above the controls is actually
> absolutely necessary.

this MUST be made painfully clear in any proposal -- that whatever
mechanism is adapted, it MUST present player controls and captions
in discrete sections of the display which MUST not overlap, even 
should the user decide that she wants captions at the top of the 
video pane or on the bottom of the video pane, the controls must 
always be visible and accessible to the user

ABSURDITY, n.  A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with
one's own opinion.      -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devils' Dictionary
Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net AND unagi69@concentric.net
         Camera Obscura: http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/index.html
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