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Re: : multimedia - Synchronized Media

From: Chris Blouch <cblouch@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 12:21:03 -0500
Message-ID: <473C7FFF.8050305@aol.com>
To: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
CC: 'Andrew Kirkpatrick' <akirkpat@adobe.com>, 'Gregg Vanderheiden' <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Are audio and video the only types? What if I have just a slide show? 
What about some data visualization widgets? In other words, with only 
slight changes could the section be generalized to cover future cases?

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Synchronized Media
A set of one or more media types which are synchronized to a common 
timeline such that interaction is coordinated between the members.
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Or is the scope of work purposely specific to just cover audio/video?

CB

David MacDonald wrote:
>
> Andrew, I agree that we need the equivalents that you mention. The 
> problem I have is with the wording of the sentence not with what we 
> are trying to say. It seems like we are saying
>
> 1)      Audio with time-based interactive OR
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> 2)      Video with time-based interactive
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>  
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> It needs to be clear that it also means:
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> 3)      Video with Audio
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>  
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> Perhaps we are saying that time based interactive includes audio or 
> video but I don't think this is clear. Perhaps something like this.
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> *Synchronized Media *
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> 1)      Audio with corresponding video displayed at the same time. 2) 
> Audio or video displayed at the same time as other time-based content 
> and/or with 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.
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> /access empowers people.../
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> /        ...barriers disable them.../
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> www.eramp.com <http://www.eramp.com>
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> *From:* w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] 
> *On Behalf Of *Andrew Kirkpatrick
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:08 AM
> *To:* David MacDonald; Gregg Vanderheiden; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> *Subject:* RE: : multimedia - Synchronized Media
>
>  
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> I disagree with that assessment.  Synchronized media  can be lots of 
> things.  audio slide shows, audio with interactivity are also very 
> common.  I don't think that it is misleading - it is important since 
> these are the key items that require the equivalents that aren't 
> required elsewhere.
>
>  
>
> AWK
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>      
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>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>     *From:* w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
>     [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] *On Behalf Of *David MacDonald
>     *Sent:* Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:19 AM
>     *To:* 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>     *Subject:* RE: : multimedia - Synchronized Media
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>     The only thing that bothers me about it is the opening.
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>      
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>     "Audio or video..."  Most synchronized media (multimedia), I'd say
>     95%,  is Audio synchronized WITH video. So placing the two of them
>     at the front of the sentence with an OR separating them is kind of
>     misleading I'd say.
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>      
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>     David MacDonald
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>      
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>     /access empowers people.../
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>     /        ...barriers disable them.../
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>      
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>     www.eramp.com <http://www.eramp.com>
>
>     *From:* w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
>     [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] *On Behalf Of *Gregg Vanderheiden
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:44 AM
>     *To:* w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>     *Subject:* : multimedia - Synchronized Media
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>      
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>     Gregg
>      -- ------------------------------
>     Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>     * *
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>     *NEW PROPOSED DEFINITION *
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>     * *
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>     * *
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>     *Synchronized Media *
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>     Audio or video displayed at the same time as other time-based
>     content and/or with 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.
>
>     *Definition from WCAG *
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>     *synchronized media*
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>     audio or video synchronized with another format for presenting
>     information and/or with time-based interactive components
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>       <http://trace.wisc.edu:8080/mailman/listinfo/>
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