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Re: Bilingual captions conformance

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:27:10 -0700
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To: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa.it>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I would like to hear from the deaf community on this.

Roberto, why do you think two captions files are the best solution? Because
they cover localization needs as well as accessibility needs?


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 3:57 AM, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa.it>
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> Agree, two captions files are best solution IMHO.
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> *Da:* David MacDonald [mailto:david100@sympatico.ca]
> *Inviato:* mercoledì 13 agosto 2014 00:45
> *A:* WCAG
> *Oggetto:* Bilingual captions conformance
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> Today we discussed captions. The question of native languages vs
> translations came up.
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> My understanding of Captioning is that it is a written representation of
> speech, identification of speakers, and significant sounds.  The written
> language should be the same as speaker's language.
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> The question of a bilingual video arises...
> Technically the caption file should follow changes to languages with the
> speaker...
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> Both YouTube and Vimeo require the person uploading a caption file to
> identify the language... I find this awkward not to be able to identify the
> second language. We have a lot of bilingual videos in Canada
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> I guess for a bilingual caption one would choose the primary language
> assuming one is dominant when uploading... Like a web page...
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> However, I would suggest that it also be considered sufficient to provide
> two caption files... One in each language... With translations when
> appropriate and a written notification when translation starts vs. native
> language...
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> As long as other sounds are in these caption files ...  is it conforming or
> not to provide two caption files... I think it is...
> What do others think?
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> We may want to check with some use groups...
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> David MacDonald
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