W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > September 2008

Re: Is longdesc a good solution? (was: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>)

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:41:15 -0400
Message-ID: <2F8651AFBB0A4AD3B36644AF4932D0D8@HANDS>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

no sound card.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>; "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 4:22 AM
Subject: Re: Is longdesc a good solution? (was: Acessibility of <audio> and 
<video>)



On Sep 7, 2008, at 22:31, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> <video>: Would you propose the use of <object> instead of <video>
> when HTML fallback for videos is wanted as well?


No. I would propose that users who don't see the video track play the
video and listen to the soundtrack. When the content provider makes an
additional effort for addressing the not seeing the video track case,
I'd suggest the effort be put into making an alternative audio
description sound track.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 8 September 2008 13:41:56 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:16:23 GMT