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Re: html 5 and accessibility issue

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:23:40 +1000
Message-ID: <46872C4C.2070007@lachy.id.au>
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> At 17:36 +0200 UTC, on 2007-06-30, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:28:58 +0200, Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com> wrote:
>>> That's when fallback content is needed: for non-text media (that is
>>> sometimes serviced through plug-ins).
>> Isn't that a problem with the plugin?
> Can you describe how we can leave the the technique/syntax to provide textual
> alternatives up to plugin developers and still comply with our design
> principles' Priority of Constituencies and Universal Access?

You are incorrectly assuming that a textual alternative is needed to 
make content accessible.  Try doing some research into how formats like 
Flash, PDF and other plugins have incorporated accessibility features 
directly in themselves.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2007 04:23:50 UTC

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