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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 13:31:55 -0700
Cc: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, "janina@rednote.net" <janina@rednote.net>, "'xn--mlform-iua@målform.no'" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "rubys@intertwingly.net" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "mjs@apple.com" <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>

On Mar 21, 2012, at 13:24 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

>> 
>> Or we simply say the obvious "If the image is not a representative frame of the video, or conveys information in addition to the content of the video, then a description of that information must also be included with the description(s) of the video that are supplied for accessibility (e.g. alt, longdesc, transcript, etc.)."
> 
> I agree with this sentence - in particular if it solves the deadlock.
> However, we don't currently have alt, longdesc or transcript
> attributes defined for video. We could say "... (e.g. aria
> attributes)." and then clarify this part of the sentence as we add
> other accessibility attributes to <video>.


Thanks.  (It is tragic we have spent so much time arguing about this detail, when we don't have the major case(s) covered - accessible non-timed alternatives to the media itself.)


David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:32:56 GMT

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