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1.2.1 not realistic

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 09:00:49 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Maria Putzhuber
Email: mp@putzhuber.net
Affiliation: putzhuber.net
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 1.2.1
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: 1.2.1 not realistic
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
i know, captions are necessary to guarantee accessibility of videos including sound. but captioning seems to be an unrealistic challenge in daily business, where quick output is demanded. extra software, knowledge and time are needed. 

we still might ask, if it is really necessary to make all new media content  accessible. some measurement or labeling of importance of media content might be an idea. a text summary might just be enough for some media content.

media content could also be an interesting, but not essential addition, and not an alternative to text.

Proposed Change:
some addition to phrase: except if the synchronized media is an alternative to text and is clearly labeled as such, to make an excemption for less important, additional media content. 
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