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Re: text equivalents for multimedia

From: geoff freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: 23 Feb 2000 13:53:36 -0500
Message-ID: <-1260808491geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org>
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i don't see anything wrong with providing short descriptions on the same page.  it might actually avoid user confusion and extra work for the author.  in fact, it might even be a good idea to include this option in the techniques document.

geoff/ncam



On Wednesday, February 23, 2000, Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org> wrote:
>We were wondering about text not included in the body of an OBJECT element 
>but just on the page.
>--w
>
>At 01:16 PM 2/23/00 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>>Why not give an actual example:
>>
>><object data="some_film" type="video/x-my-private-format">
>><h2><a href="some_film" title="link to download the example movie">Example
>>2.7 is a movie:</a></h2>
>><p>In scene one, Charles and John are talking on the balcony.</p>
>><object data="scene_one_pic" type="image/x-my-other-forat">
>></object>
>><p>John says <q>well chuckles, how goes it?</q></p>
>><p>Charles shakes his head slowly.</p>
>></object>
>>
>>Which makes it clear that the transcript can be included directly, if
>>desired.
>>
>>(Please edit the example to taste. It would be nice to give an XHTML example
>>which used namespaces to add a bit of SMIL in places, but I guess that's
>>jumping the gun for the moment)
>>
>>Charles
>>
>>On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>>
>>   hello,
>>
>>   In the general techniques document in the section on audio and video it 
>> says:
>>   <blockquote>
>>   Equivalents for sounds can be provided in the form of a text phrase on the
>>   page that links to a text transcript or description of the sound file. The
>>   link to the transcript should appear in a highly visible location such as
>>   at the top of the page. However, if a script is automatically loading a
>>   sound, it should also be able to automatically load a visual indication
>>   that the sound is currently being played and provide a description or
>>   transcript of the sound.
>>   </blockquote>
>>
>>   This implies that the text equivalent of a multimedia clip can *only*
>>   appear on a separate page.  What if someone provides in on the same
>>   page?  This question has come up in ER as we are trying to determine what
>>   to ask the author if we find multimedia on a page.
>>
>>   I thought we had discussed this already on this list, but I did not see 
>> any
>>   mention of it in the archives nor in minutes.  Either I missed it or I'm
>>   thinking of an ER thread.
>>
>>   --wendy
>>   --
>>   wendy a chisholm
>>   world wide web consortium
>>   web accessibility initiative
>>   madison, wi usa
>>   tel: +1 608 663 6346
>>   /--
>>
>>
>>--
>>Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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>
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>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>madison, wi usa
>tel: +1 608 663 6346
>/--
>
>
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