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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
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2007 04:23:50 GMT

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