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Re: Captions: Understanding SC 1.2.2

From: Lukaszek, Amy <alukas@csdm.k12.mi.us>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:28:25 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKJj6wjM_ttXAVPAtH6Kz3gmJeAwy+V3Ohmifn5NcfNqjbL+=A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: Thomas Birch <thomas_birch@ieci.es>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Can you remove me from this list serve.

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM, Ramón Corominas
<listas@ramoncorominas.com> wrote:
> Hello, Thomas.
> With the information that you provide, it seems that those infomercials are
> just a way of explaining the products and their details in a language that
> people finds easier to understand, so I would say they are "alternatives" to
> the product details. However, take into account that many deaf people would
> also prefer these kind of "easy" explanations, so maybe you are doing it
> harder to understand your page (and therefore losing sales).
> Regards,
> Ramón.
> Thomas wrote:
>> When validating videos on a web site, we're faced with a question
>> regarding captions and criterion 1.2.2.
>> First of all, as it states in the Understanding SC 1.2.2 section: "It is
>> acknowledged that at the present time there may be difficulty in creating
>> captions for time-sensitive material..."
>> The page we want to validate has a high number of infomercials for many of
>> the products that are sold on the page, and we do understand that adding
>> captions for all these videos is a big effort.
>> On the other hand, in the next paragraph of Understanding SC 1.2.2 it
>> states that "Captions are not needed when the synchronized media is, itself,
>> an alternate presentation of information that is also presented via text on
>> the Web page. For example, if information on a page is accompanied by a
>> synchronized media presentation that presents no more information than is
>> already presented in text, but is easier for people with cognitive,
>> language, or learning disabilities to understand, then it would not need to
>> be captioned since the information is already presented on the page in text
>> or in text alternatives (e.g., for images)".
>> On each product page that has a corresponding video, people can access all
>> the product details that are explained in the video via text, but not
>> following the same script that is used in the infomercial (e.g.
>> conversations of the actors). Could these videos be considered to be an
>> alternative presentation to the product details, or are subtitles always
>> required to meet this success criterion in this scenario?

Mrs. Amy Lukaszek
Transition Coordinator & Advisor
Crestwood High School
Received on Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:28:53 UTC

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