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Re: the market hasn't spoken - it hasn't bothered to listened

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 19:45:19 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0706270245r632f7ef3n8d9f224bc6a598e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

> In regards to using longdesc for videos, that seems like it would
> encourage the use of "full multimedia text alternatives".  Several
> accessibility experts, including Joe Clark, don't approve of such things
> for videos.  Instead, they advocate that videos should be made
> accessibile through the use of things like captions and audio descriptions.

They absolutely should, but alternatives are still useful.
Particularly for people with limited bandwidth, which you know remains
an issue in Australia ;)
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:45:27 UTC

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