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RE: The term "auditory description"

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 18:07:18 -0700
Message-Id: <a0510031bb76abf90ff3e@[]>
To: "geoff freed" <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>
At 9:05 PM -0400 2001/7/05, geoff freed wrote:
>But since you've asked... given my druthers, I would rather
>see the WAI use audio description, for all the reasons I've stated before:
>it's an accepted term in the industry (reason enough right there) and has
>been in steady use for a number of years, and it's already part of Section
>508 and the SMIL 2.0 soon-to-be recommendation.  If we use this term
>consistently in all documents, the general public will, in fact, become
>familiar with it and thus come to know what it means.

Makes sense to me, Geoff -- thanks for the input!

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
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