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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:40:43 +0100
Message-ID: <48B2D27B.1030007@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> Actually, I think the idea is that the content stream itself is 
> accessible. 

That is not something that the HTML specification can
(or should) mandate.

> The contents of the <audio> and <video> element are a) for 
> <source> elements and b) for user agents not supporting <audio> and 
> <video>.

But if someone who were unable to hear audio, or
see video, were to configure his/her browser so
as not to render such streams, then such a configuration
would surely be indistinguishable from "user agents not
supporting <audio> and  <video>", and thus the content
would be rendered, would it not ?

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