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Re: video and long text descriptions / transcripts

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:23:02 +0100
Message-ID: <4F7DD4F6.9040409@cfit.ie>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
CC: 'Silvia Pfeiffer' <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, 'David Singer' <singer@apple.com>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
John Foliot wrote:
> Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 5:16 AM, David Singer<singer@apple.com>  wrote:
>>> On Mar 30, 2012, at 14:52 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>>> We keep talking about "long text descriptions for videos" and
>>>> "transcripts" as separate things. There is an implied assumption
>> that
>>>> we need two different solutions for these, which I would like to
>>>> challenge.
>
> Sorry I have not been able to participate more fully up until now, but with
> a household move this past weekend, I am now only digging out.
>
>
> Silvia, I would like to ask you what you believe the "longer textual
> description" does for non-sighted users, and why authors should be providing
> this information.

I would also (and I don't mean to single Silvia out here or anything but 
I am just interested in the general issue). I want to see clear use cases.

Cheers

Josh
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2012 17:23:40 GMT

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