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Re: : multimedia - Synchronized Media

From: Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 19:28:30 +1100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <20071107082830.GA1744@jdc.jasonjgw.net>

On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 01:44:19AM -0600, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> Synchronized Media 
> Audio or video displayed at the same time as other time-based content and/or
> with [a] time-based interactive component that is required for understanding or
> use of the complete presentation. 
> Note: The "other time-based content" that the audio or video is synchronized
> with to meet this definition does not include equivalents such as captions,
> subtitles, or video description. 

I like it. If you're still using "audio description" in the guidelines, I
think that's what is meant in the above, rather than "video description" as

"Synchronized media" is a better term than "multimedia", because the latter is
too often misconstrued as including presentations in which there is only one
medium, as in video-only or audio-only content.
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2007 08:29:06 UTC

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