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[Bug 10642] No alternative text description for video key frame (poster)

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:34:20 +0000
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Artur Ortega <ortega@yahoo-inc.com> changed:

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--- Comment #10 from Artur Ortega <ortega@yahoo-inc.com> 2010-09-30 11:34:19 UTC ---
I give you a very classy example: Casablanca

If you switch off your screen and use NVDA or VoiceOver and navigate to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_(film)

Please go to the first film poster on the wiki and read the ALT attribute. Does
it create any image in your head? Does it give you a sense of the flair of the
film?

I'm someone who is blind and who goes regularly to the cinema. I take the
description of film posters as part of my decision of going into a particular
screening. It will be the same for the decision if I want to press play on the
<video/> element. But most importantly it's a very important information which
puts you into a particular expection mood for a film. Why should someone who is
blind be excluded?

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