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Re: Definition: Media equivalents

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 19:33:46 -0400 (EDT)
To: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>
cc: 3WC WAI X-TECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0206231931390.15869-100000@tux.w3.org>

-wcag

Yep, I agree that we should have different modalities covered. I think we
should generalise the first bit, then use audio descriptions and captions as
examples.

Cheers

chaals

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:


  This is another term where I think it would be a good idea to provide
  language that includes other sense modalities (tracks).  I realize that
  it is a bit premature to include "synchronized smell" and "synchronized
  vibration" tracks, but, I think we should have language that covers this
  eventuality.


  <quote>

  Media equivalents
  present essential audio information visually (captions) and essential
  video information auditorily (audio descriptions).

  captions are text equivalents of auditory information from speech, sound
  effects, and ambient sounds that are synchronized with the multimedia
  presentation.
  audio descriptions are equivalents of visual information from actions,
  body language, graphics, and scene changes that are voiced (either by a
  human or a speech synthesizer) and synchronized with the multimedia
  presentation.

  </quote>

  Katie Haritos-Shea

  Internet/Software/Device Accessibility and Standards
  Strategist/Developer/Evangelist

  #571-220-7777

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      They must be felt with the heart."
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