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Re: Change Proposal for Issue 194

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:32:43 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2n71TyLmend=eiRW9Ve_+UCbET1njE+WyX1MHA_Z2+PUQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
And here is another example of a company that creates interactive
transcripts using speech recognition:
Would be nice if their output was a VTT file that could just be
referenced in a <transcript> element with <track>.


On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is some additional food for thought.
> At Web Directions Code I met a government employee who implemented
> automatic creation of transcripts by combining a WebVTT caption file
> with a WebVTT description file for a video. You can see an example at
> http://dispatch.media.gbuild.net/video/14  with it being published at
> http://schoolfunding.gov.au/video/school-community-forum-wollongong-nsw
> in a slightly different format.
> This is a prime example of an interactive transcript and it's a very
> rich one since it contains both captions and descriptions.
> He is being asked by many other government departments that would like
> to use this in their Web sites, but are not competent enough to create
> the code for this rendering themselves, even if they manage to author
> the vtt files.
> As a Web developer, it would be awesome if I could author such a page as:
> <video controls transcript="t1">
>  <source src="video.webm">
>  <source src="video.mp4">
>  <track src="captions.vtt" label="english captions" kind=captions srclang="en">
>  <track src="descriptions.vtt" label="english descriptions"
> kind=descriptions srclang="en">
> </video>
> <transcript id="t1">
>  <track src="transcript.vtt">
> </transcript>
> and I could use CSS to style it the way I want:
> transcript ::cue(v) {
>  font-weight: bold;
> }
> No JavaScript required. Gives blind users full access to any position
> in the video from the transcript.
> Regards,
> Silvia.
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:33:34 UTC

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