Can \"conforming alternate versions\" be objects on a page?

Name: Wendy Chisholm
Document: W2
Item Number: Conformance
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Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: Can \"conforming alternate versions\" be objects on a page?
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I evaluated a web site that uses SilverLight to create an in-page streaming media player; SilverLight is not (yet) an accessibility-supported technology.  Immediately after the SilverLight object is a link to a windows media version of the multimedia.  (Assuming the wmv is accessible), would you consider the wmv a \"conforming alternate version?\"   The supporting documentation for \"conforming alternate version\" implies that the whole page needs an alternative.  In this case, only one object on the page needs an alternative.  

Proposed Change:
A sufficient technique Gn: Providing a link immediately after a nonconforming object that points to an alternate version that does meet WCAG 2.0 at the level claimed

Or does that open a can of worms?  If the nonconforming object is an email application, then a link after it would be similar to G136.


Received on Friday, 1 February 2008 23:37:38 UTC