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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 15:19:40 +0200
Message-ID: <48C131EC.1060600@malform.no>
To: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

But I qualfied what I meant by "all browsers".

The built-in screen reader of Mac OS X - VoiceOver does not 
support @longdesc. VoiceOver is based on WebKit - aka Safari.

This leads to this strange contradiction: While Apple's Safari 
supports @longdesc, their Safari based screen reader doesn’t. (The 
same contradiction applies for the screenreading support in Opera 
on Mac OS X - which also uses VoiceOver.)

Anyway, my point was to say that the support for @longdesc is much 
better than Lachlan claims simply because all the mayor browsers, 
on which the screen readers usually are based, they support it.

David Poehlman 2008-09-05 14.49:

> you didn't list all browses.

> David Poehlman 2008-09-05 00.23:
>> Actually, unless you cover all the variables, it will most likely prove 
>> your
>> first #2.  Not all browsers support longdesc and maybe even not all
>> assistive technologies recognize it as such?
> Actually, all browsers (WebKit, Opera, Firefox, IE) support
> longdesc via JavaScript - since longdesc is defined in DOM.

leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 5 September 2008 13:20:31 UTC

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