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Re: Accessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:52:37 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560810160952p294acee3m32a2c3c93c7f9fd2@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:
> What about including the alternative elsewhere within the HTML
> document and linking them together with aria:describedBy and/or a
> standard link...

aria-describedBy would probably work.

So would a standard link with a known relation.

The problem isn't coming up with solutions that would work, it is
getting one of them to actually be standardized.

*Standard* solutions are even more important to accessibility than
they are to the web as a whole, for a variety of reasons.  For
example, typical demos or User Acceptance Tests will catch visual
problems, but will ignore accessibility, because the tester doesn't
happen to need it.
So even if accessibility is in the contract, it often doesn't happen
-- unless there is a clear reference which can be used to generate an
audit checklist.

-jJ
Received on Thursday, 16 October 2008 16:53:13 GMT

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