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

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 17:55:57 +0200
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <61E67E9D-8037-41D1-BEC6-975AB13842C7@robburns.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

Hi Henri,

On Sep 8, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> 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.

And for authors who have no control over the video resource? What  
should they do for accessibility? Just forget about it?

Take care,
Received on Monday, 8 September 2008 15:56:58 UTC

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