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RE: Media Task Force F2F meeting potential A11Y topics

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 18:04:52 -0700
To: "'Paul Cotton'" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "'Charles McCathie Nevile'" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "'Cynthia Shelly'" <cyns@microsoft.com>, <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>, "'Richard Schwerdtfeger'" <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-ID: <019e01d07261$2fed2810$8fc77830$@ca>
Hi Paul,

Sorry for the delay in responding. As noted, we hope to knuckle down on work
around transcripts, and satisfying the need for a programmatically
determinable link between a media element and the associated transcript.

While some work was done in the past, the topic stalled with the Plan 2014
effort (it had gone to a WBS survey - Issue 194 - but never emerged

Re-starting the discussion, we have listed the use-cases and requirements as
we know them here:
	(see also:

(Note, there is one use-case not yet written into the wiki: search engines
will also benefit hugely by the direct programmatic association we are
seeking here)

Some additional history and background can also be found here:

and specifically, at this time I believe we are looking at something close
to this:
	  (Introduction of a <transcript> element)

As you are aware, Cynthia Shelly has secured a separate work space for the
HTML-a11y TF attendees, as we also hope to look at some other accessibility
related (but non-media specific) work items at the same time (keyboard
interaction - a.k.a. accesskeys, panels & panel sets).

Ideally some time with the Media TF to review what we have, and where we are
heading would be most useful. From a scheduling perspective, perhaps early
Thursday, or directly after lunch Thursday afternoon would allow us time to
present where we are at, and solicit feedback and comments from the Media TF
members then. (Note: there is a request that it NOT be scheduled late
Thursday afternoon, as some of us have prior plans for then - thanks!)



From: Paul Cotton [mailto:Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 5:50 PM
To: Charles McCathie Nevile (chaals@yandex-team.ru); 'John Foliot'; Cynthia
Shelly; Léonie Watson; 'Richard Schwerdtfeger'
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Subject: Media Task Force F2F meeting potential A11Y topics

See https://www.w3.org/wiki/HTML/wg/2015-04-Agenda#Potential_Topics

It would be useful if one of the A11Y TF participants that are planning on
attending the Media TF F2F meeting on April 15-16 could send an email to
public-html-media@w3.org outlining the discussion topics they want to engage
the Media TF on during the F2F meeting.   You should also feel free to
update the F2F list of Potential Topics (see link above).

If the only topic to be discussed is about “transcripts” then sending some
background information on your “transcript” interests, questions or concerns
BEFORE the F2F would be very useful.


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
Received on Thursday, 9 April 2015 01:05:24 UTC

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