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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:49:23 +0200
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uggmslxb64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:45:44 +0200, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>  
> This is passing the buck.  Scenario : the Principal
> addresses the University and his address is recorded;
> his aide asks the webmaster to put the video up
> on the web.  The webmaster looks at the video and
> finds there are no closed-captions, no subtitles,
> no accessibility features at all.  What is he to
> do ?  Refuse to put it up.  That would be a brave
> webmaster indeed.  No, instead he puts it up,
> then relies on the intelligent design of HTML 5
> to allow him to add accessibility features to
> overcome the deficiencies of the raw material.
> And it is our responsibility to make sure that
> he can do this.

He could wrap it in SMIL or something. (As I understand things geweldig  
could be a SMIL resource.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 20:50:10 UTC

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