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RE: Audio description (was: New rewrite of Guideline 1.1 [action item])

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 07:47:20 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A0323D33B@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Joe Clark wrote:
<blockquote>
By the way, I think the original message was a new record for 2004-- six

top-postings. Ph.D.s continue to be unable to use E-mail.
</blockquote>

Some PhDs who use scren readers prefer :tio-posting" because they can't
stand hearing the screen reader say "greater" once for each time a given
chunk of text has been quoted in the thread.  It's hard to keep track of
the sense of a conversation when you hear something like "greater
greater greater greater" followed by two or three words folowed by
"greater greater greater greater" etc.

"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 



-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Joe Clark
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 8:56 PM
To: WAI-GL
Subject: Audio description (was: New rewrite of Guideline 1.1 [action
item])



> We can't move all of 1.2 to 1.1 because audio description is not a 
> text alternative.

It's not any kind of alternative. It's an addition. Try watching a movie

with *just* the audio description.

By the way, I think the original message was a new record for 2004-- six

top-postings. Ph.D.s continue to be unable to use E-mail.


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    Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
    Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
    Expect criticism if you top-post
Received on Tuesday, 22 June 2004 08:47:21 GMT

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