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

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:44:28 +0200
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2=bJtXZSeaNmDn4=VsuVGQjcVdACwdsKjD4xBz-8GXsvA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Agreed. All I am saying is that we need to allow for both use cases:
one where video is intended to be viewed with the transcript and one
where the transcript is read all by itself.

I think we're on the same page. :-)

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:45:20 GMT

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