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Re: Is embedded audio helping accessibility?

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 09:38:31 -0600
Message-ID: <005701c11b69$2f2870a0$20117b81@paul>
To: <mpodd@iqnetcom.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> So my question to the list is this:  Is the use of an audio embed (with an
> on/off switch) that reads the content of the web page a help or a
hinderance
> to accessibility? Is there an audience for this type of application?

As a partial answer to your question, you may want to refer to an article
written by Jeff Isom of WebAIM entitled "To Embed or Not To Embed - A
Comparison of Media Player Technologies ". This can at least help you with
the technicalities of the accessibility of the actual plug-ins that handle
the audio. You can find the article at:

http://www.webaim.org/Articles/embeddedmp

Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind (www.webaim.org)
Center for Persons with Disabilities (www.cpd.usu.edu)
Utah State University (www.usu.edu)
Received on Thursday, 2 August 2001 11:39:01 GMT

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