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Re: Accessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:16:00 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0810151716m8f449adle26235e698f1ca2c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jim Jewett" <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:18 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> Then the videos aren't accessible. This is a problem,
>> that we should try to solve. HTML isn't involved in this
>> scenario -- the videos aren't accessible in SVG or
>> SMIL or anything else either.
>
> Agreed.  Do you propose to ban even linking to those videos?  If not,
> then we need some way to at least ameliorate the problem from the
> HTML.

What about including the alternative elsewhere within the HTML
document and linking them together with aria:describedBy and/or a
standard link...

<figure>
<video ... aria:describedBy="transcript"> ...</video>
<legend>Title of video <small>(<a href="#transcript">view
transcript</a></small>)</legend>
</figure>

<div id="transcript"> ... </div>


I have a question... are 'video links' a possibility under the spec?
<a href="..."><video ...></video></a>

If so, then I suggest we consider video@alt.

(However, I can't help feeling such links will prove more troublesome
than they are worth and kind of hope they are already disallowed).

cheers
Ben
Received on Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:16:39 UTC

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