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Re: media mix and universal connectedness

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:24:52 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Thank you, Charles, you are right!

         I am not a person who can interpret music to the same words as 
most ... I need to know the title of the piece, or the words if a song .... 
but I am not everyone by any means ....

         Do agree that sound is often most useful as background, a third 
dimension to meaning .... I've tentatively added a background music to our 
personal homepage, http://www.erols.com/stevepem, a patriotic tune 
appropriate for my mood and the mood of the country .... but other than 
that, I only use background music if it has meaning to the content of a 
page ..... someday I'll get one of those controls to turn it off and on, 
but til then I'm concentrating on when to use it ....


At 08:02 AM 9/17/01 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>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
>Let's start without the assumption that what we do every day is accessible -
>it may or may not be best practise.
>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).

Anne Pemberton

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