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[Bug 16005] Media elements: I would suggest that Subtitle support be implemented for Audio Media elements for the hearing impaired users. It should also include an api that would allow custom presentation of the subtitles.

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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:18:37 +0000
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Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2012-02-16 21:18:37 UTC ---
You can already use the track element for audio elements, but you'd have to put
the audio file in a <video> element to get a visual display. Otherwise the Web
developer has to create the visual display through JavaScript.

BTW: Transcripts are often more useful than captions for audio files, since
they don't require the hearing-impaired person to go along the pace of the
audio file but can determine their own pace of reading.

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