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Re: Unicode character for CC symbol?

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:26:28 -0700
To: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008d31f9-810d-d8f6-f497-ddf181f2eeaf@domblogger.net>
On 09/08/2017 02:11 AM, Nigel Megitt wrote:
> The obvious difference between all those video symbols and the CC button
> is the CC button has language-specific characters in. Coming at this
> problem from a different angle, a universal icon that doesn't have letters
> in it would be a Good Thing, and would work in the proposed scheme. I have
> seen such a thing, but I'm not sure how common it is.

*snip*

I would really like a universal CC emblem.

There are universally recognized emblems for other things accessibility 
related.

What organization(s) might be approached to consider creating such a symbol?

Also one thing I've noticed about FireFox that uses the glyph with the 
CC in it, it also uses that glyph for subtitles which are technically 
different than captions - and html5 recognizes that difference by having 
two different kind attributes on the track element.

There's also a descriptions kind.

It may be beneficial to try and come up three different glyphs to 
distinguish between those types of track elements that are universally 
understood.
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