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Re: Question about WCAG 1.2.1

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:10:36 -0500
Message-ID: <4E2600DC.3000302@w3.org>
To: Maria Moore <M.L.Moore@utas.edu.au>
CC: "site-comments@w3.org" <site-comments@w3.org>
  Hi Maria,

Thanks for taking the time to write.

It would be best if you would submit this as a comment on the "Understanding WCAG" document to the WCAG Working Group. See Instructions for Commenting on WCAG 2.0 Documents at

This way it is logged and best addressed through the Working Group (although it will take some time for the WG to get to it and reply).


Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

On 7/18/2011 4:22 AM, Maria Moore wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a bit unclear about the note on http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-av-only-alt.html, that says /Note: /A text equivalent is not required for audio that is provided as an equivalent for video with no audio information. For example, it is not required to caption video description that is provided as an alternative to a silent movie.
> Surely this does not assist deaf-blind people? I would have thought that a text equivalent would be needed.
> /Regards///
> /Maria/
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