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[Bug 5758] insufficient accessibility fallback for <audio> or <video>

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Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 02:12:35 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5758


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2008-06-15 02:12:35 ---
<video> and <audio> do support fallback content for user agents with no video
and audio support. Just put the fallback contents in the elements.

We will have a format that all UAs support, and that will be the fallback to
use when this is deployed. So there is no concern of lack of codec support.

For users who really don't want audio/video but want an alternative form,
fallback support wouldn't work, since the UA would quite happily just show the
video. Instead, authors should just provide links to transcripts (or whatever).
This isn't an accessibility concern (or at least isn't exclusively a concern
for disabled users, I should say), because all users sometimes want
transcripts.


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