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Re: "Auditory" descriptions

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@contenu.nu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 15:38:12 -0400
Message-Id: <a05100307b76a6ea35cb3@[]>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, w3c-wai-gl@W3.org
>Without "taking sides" on the "auditory" vs "audio" debate, I think it
>would be good to get some other feedback on this issue than simply one

Nice one, Kynn. Geoff Freed was the other source. 

How many more sources do you need before you'll take my word for it?

>If there are two audiences here -- people with accessibility familiarity
>and people without -- it's important to look at not only whether one
>side would see it as "just wrong" but also -how- wrong that would be.

People without access familiarity have to become familiar with access 
to work in the field. "Audio description" is merely one of the many 
terms they need to pick up.

>Those are my thoughts and a sample hypothetical scenario.  I think
>this is a case where we could use some more information on whether
>or not this issue is as important as Mr. Clark states.

Ooh. Another nice one.

I see Kynn believes we need multiple bulletproof verifications of 
anything I say simply because it's coming from me.

By the way, did anyone even hint this was a high-priority item? Not 
everything discussed on this list is.
         Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
         Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
         (New Riders Publishing, October 2001)
         Bookpage: <http://joeclark.org/book/>
         Bookblog: <http://joeclark.org/bookblog/>
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