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[Bug 13731] New: need simple visual alternatives to indicate that audio is playing to let a deaf user know

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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 03:28:01 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13731-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13731

           Summary: need simple visual alternatives to indicate that audio
                    is playing to let a deaf user know
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/mid/B6CB855C5769484F862F4FB2CCFA50F4
                    02D545A7@VHAISHMSGJ2.vha.med.va.gov
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


http://www.w3.org/mid/B6CB855C5769484F862F4FB2CCFA50F402D545A7@VHAISHMSGJ2.vha.med.va.gov

The Audio Element

No provision appears to be made for simple visual alternatives to
indicate that audio is playing to let a deaf user know.  This is not the
same as a caption or a transcript, but would be the ability to provide a
quick indicator of important sound effects, or even just to let the user
know that there is a piece of music looping in the background.  Without
a way to provide this kind of information, users with hearing impairment
could miss vital audio cues, or could inadvertently annoy people nearby
because the machine they are using has its speakers blaring a midi loop
of "Mary Had A Little Lamb". 

[split out from bug 13590]

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