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Need (or not) for text equivalent of AV files

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Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 04:23:20 +0000
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Name: Maria Moore
Email: maria.moore@utas.edu.au
Affiliation: University of Tasmania
Document: W2
Item Number: Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content...
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Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: Need (or not) for text equivalent of AV files
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I am a bit unclear about the note on http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-av-only-alt.html, that says /Note: /A text equivalent is not required for audio that is provided as an equivalent for video with no audio information. For example, it is not required to caption video description that is provided as an alternative to a silent movie.
> Surely this does not assist deaf-blind people? I would have thought that a text equivalent would be needed.

Proposed Change:
Providing an audio description of video only creates another file (the audio description), that needs a text equivalent
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