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Re: Audio Captcha and G144

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 06:47:22 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1310305642.80800.YahooMailClassic@web111723.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Roberto Scano \(IWA/HWG\)" <r.scano@webprofession.com>
Indeed. Really this is a no-brainer, as they say, and I imagine it requires no thought to determine that the alt text or equivalent audio CAPTCHA or audio description for a/v presentation  must be in the primary  or default language of the page. So when one selects Spanish or German or Italian or any available language from available languages for a Web page from the language selector, all content should be rendered in that language. Except for content that needs to be in a different language else it would change its essential character / meaning. Alt text and equivalent audio CAPTCHA or audio description  do not make this exception.
  Organizations spend time and cost in making sure that Web page content is translated accurately into the different languages it needs to be rendered. In some situations they may face a legal risk if they do not. Yet during the extensive translation process they overlook the alt-text and other equivalents like CAPTCHA and audio descriptions maybe because it is out of sight or the attributes and values never existed in the first place to be translated. So I too see this question cropping up time and again and maybe for the removal of doubt, a clarification should be provided in Understanding SC 3.1.1 and Understanding SC 1.1.1.
Thanks,

Sailesh Panchang

--- On Sun, 7/10/11, Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <r.scano@webprofession.com> wrote:

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <r.scano@webprofession.com>
Subject: Audio Captcha and  G144
To: "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2011, 4:03 AM


Hi, an issue that comes out here in Italy (where in the next month we will
have approved the government law upgrade for follow WCAG 2.0) about the
audio captcha.

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G144.html

a lot of audio captcha are in English language so there is need to put
something in techniques / examples regarding that an alternative audio
captcha for visual captcha should (I prefer must) respect the primary
language of the page.


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Roberto Scano
International Webmasters Association / The HTML Writers Guild
http://www.iwanet.org
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