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Re: text equivalents for multimedia

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 14:23:52 -0500
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To: geoff freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Geoff,

If people agree that this is an o.k. thing to do, then we would include it 
in the techniques document.  The current phrase that I pointed out would 
probably be reworded to something like:
<blockquote>
Equivalents for sounds can be provided on the same page as the sound or in 
a separate file.  If in a separate file, provide a short text equivalent 
(like an "alt-text") in the text of the link to the 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>

thoughts?
--wendy

At 01:53 PM 2/23/00 , geoff freed wrote:
>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
> >>   --
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> >>
> >>
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> 134 136
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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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