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

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