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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 16:10:48 +0200
Message-ID: <48C13DE8.8070207@lachy.id.au>
To: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> 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.

I didn't make any claims about how well it's supported. That was David 
[1], who seems to have made the claim as some sort of argument against 
my proposed longdesc study.

David Poehlman wrote:
> That was going to be my next challenge.  Even on windows, there is variance 
> in what AT and UA support.

I'm not sure what point you're tring to make here.  The question I'm 
trying to answer with the study I proposed only concerns the usability 
of the longdesc attribute in assistive technology that does support it. 
  The fact that there are others that don't support it is irrelevant to 
this particular question (although the level of support is still 
relevant to the overall question of whether longdesc should be included 
in the spec)

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Sep/0157.html

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Friday, 5 September 2008 14:11:29 UTC

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