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Re: Web video accessibility

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:46:59 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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>>Does it support video description?
> You mentioned the idea of opening a script document for those users that 
cannot see.  
> I suppose you propose that idea so that a screen reader could be applied 
on said document.  
> What do you think about the idea of overlaying audio clips instead?  
That is, just like there is 
> timed text (annotations), one could have audio clips that are played at 
given times when 
> needed to describe what's going on?  
> The video playback could be paused during these audio clips in order to 
prevent mixing with the video sound.  

I would recommend talking with folks at WGBH/NCAM and IBM Research - Japan 
about their work 
- see http://www-06.ibm.com/jp/accessibility/events/nict/pdf/WGBH.pdf
Video Description Workshop

Phill Jenkins, 
IBM Research - Human Ability & Accessibility Center
Received on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 18:47:43 UTC

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