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RE: Web video accessibility

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:04:49 -0400
Message-ID: <6ad952a34abfa49758b105b3b598e342@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Bob wrote]
> But I have seen groups and agencies spend far more fighting access than
it would have ever cost to do everything that was requested.

This is something I agree with you on!

> everyone can be accommodated in every situation, often with different
solutions but as soon as you set your goal lower you will never achieve
that which is possible.

The goal should be (in my opinion) to provide the content and tools in
such a way that users can be accommodated.  In general users also have
some responsibility to know their assistive technology, to be willing to
learn new things, and to advocate for the realistic needs.   What works
for one person won't work for another.  Instead of having 100 different
versions of the same site the user needs to ability to specify the
preferences and have a site, user agent, and or assistive technology
render the content to them in an accessible manner based on their
preferences.  The content needs to be structured in a manner that allows
for this.

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