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Re: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc]

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:58:49 -0700
Cc: 'Silvia Pfeiffer' <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, janina@rednote.net, "'xn--mlform-iua@målform.no'" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, rubys@intertwingly.net, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com, mjs@apple.com, paul.cotton@microsoft.com, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
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To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>

On Mar 20, 2012, at 23:18 , John Foliot wrote:

> Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> 
>> Just to make this clear: I have listened to blind users. I am well
>> aware of the need to describe the poster and I have made a suggestion
>> for how to do this with existing markup. I have then spoken again to
>> more technically-involved blind users that have agreed - no, more so:
>> suggested - that @aria-label is a sufficient for description of a
>> video poster.
> 
> It isn't, and here's why:
> 
> 	1) The <video> element, when containing both a media asset and an
> image, now has 2 objects that require a longer textual description.

OK, there is the problem, it doesn't.  It has one object, the video;  you are entrenched in a confused position caused by the unfortunate choice of the word 'poster'.  Everything else you say is founded on this misapprehension.



David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:59:21 GMT

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