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RE: Change Proposal for Issue 194

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:57:20 -0500
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To: "'Charles Pritchard'" <chuck@jumis.com>, "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: "'David Singer'" <singer@apple.com>, "'Janina Sajka'" <janina@rednote.net>, "'Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis'" <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, "'John Foliot'" <john@foliot.ca>, <public-html@w3.org>, <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Perhaps a nit... but WCAG does not require transcripts on images. They are for time based media.

Cheers
David MacDonald

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-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Pritchard [mailto:chuck@jumis.com] 
Sent: February-14-12 9:15 PM
To: Silvia Pfeiffer
Cc: David Singer; Janina Sajka; Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis; John Foliot; public-html@w3.org; public-html-a11y@w3.org
Subject: Re: Change Proposal for Issue 194

Seconded.

Transcriptions are about capturing the content in text; an gosh could we use that for img too.

I could easily reuse alt, longdesc an transcript on the same image and have three very different blocks.

-Charles

On Feb 14, 2012, at 4:34 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, this is why I wanted the attribute to be called @transcription
> rather than @transcript, because it should contain everything a user
> needs to read in order to get the same "experience" that a user gets
> who watches the film. So to me transcript = captions + descriptions
> (roughly).
> 
> Silvia.
> 
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:24 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> Does seem that a *description* of a video and a *transcript* are quite distinct.
>> 
>> In this video, a transcript might end:
>> 
>> 
>> heedi hoo! heedie hoo!
>> 
>> Do-NUT!
>> 
>> a description might be moreļæ½informative.
>> 
>> 
>> David Singer
>> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
>> 
>> 
> 
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