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Re: @longdesc scope (was: HTML Media Transcript, Issue-194: Are we done?)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:00:03 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpveRriY+gescDxAn8zihCHL3DO_n5yz9dd3_aMij-9a_hw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Silvia and all,

> Sometimes. But sometimes people consume the transcript together with
> the video. In particular this is the case for interactive transcripts.
> I wouldn't want to limit our use of transcripts to those without video
> - often times when you read the transcript, you also like to watch
> parts of the video at the same time.

Agreed. Sometimes people consume the transcript with the video.

But not everyone worldwide has the availability of broadband. Not
everyone can use the video itself.

For instance, 56K dialup is the only internet connectivity for some
people. Text is the only option to obtain video content. Video grinds
everything to a crawl or halt or crash in that use case (of which I
know too well).

The deaf-blind use case is similar. They have zero need for the
bandwidth hogging of a video when all they want is a collated text transcript.

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 21:00:34 UTC

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