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Re: media mix and universal connectedness

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 08:02:15 -0400 (EDT)
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0109170750290.27889-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, like images, sometimes sound is not as helpful, but sometimes it is
much more helpful. And it is one of the media commonly used to convey things
that are difficult to express in words or pictures - that's why it is so
common in movies to have additional sound tracks.

I am strongly in favour of including it, despite the fact that at the moment
it is the highest-bandwidth component of much multimedia and is not easily
repurposed.

Let's start without the assumption that what we do every day is accessible -
it may or may not be best practise.

Chaals

On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Anne Pemberton wrote:

           I did not include sound files as an equivalent for text, although
  they can function that way, I don't think sound meets needs as well as
  images .... (I am not referring to sound from speech readers, but sound
  files on documents).
Received on Monday, 17 September 2001 08:02:15 GMT

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