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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:55:05 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Jason White
Email: jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au
Affiliation: none
Document: W2
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Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Guideline 1.2 does not require, at any conformance level, audio descriptions of live video; only prerecorded video is covered.

Audio description of live video is possible, at least in some circumstances. It can indeed be accomplished at a high level of quality, as in live plays where describers have access to scripts in advance. In other situations, such a degree of quality and accuracy may not be attainable, but descriptions could still be attempted.

Are there situations in which it would be technically and practically infeasible to provide audio descriptions of live video? If so, this item could be introduced at level 3, otherwise it is a candidate for level 2.

Proposed Change:
Add a success criterion at an appropriate level requiring audio descriptions of live video.
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