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RE: Audio Descriptions for Talking Heads

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:05:05 -0400
Message-ID: <23EB0B5A59FF804E9A219B2C4EF3AE3D020ECB90@Access-Exch.Access-Board.gov>
To: "Scott Hollier" <Scott.Hollier@mediaaccess.org.au>, "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: <david100@sympatico.ca>
I think people are conflating Audio Description (caps) as a term of art
with what WCAG actually requires.

>  the issue of audio description in Talking Head and similar scenarios
is one of the biggest issues in trying to encourage AA compliance

There is no concern for an exception.  The situation is explicitly
covered by the WCAG definition!
From:  http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#audiodescdef
Note 3:  Where all of the video information is already provided in
existing audio, no additional audio description is necessary.
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