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Re: [media] summary and discussion of proposed media a11y framework by WHATWG

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:03:15 +1000
Message-ID: <AANLkTikD9cavSxe8_OZsBosMdHOsitBcD=nctf5_q5HH@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
I just came across a really simple introduction to WebSRT, which you might
be interested in:
http://wearehugh.com/public/2010/08/html5-video-accessibility/ - probably
won't help Janina, but does give an understanding of how the current WHATWG
media a11y framework came to be.


On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer

> Hi all,
> I've just written a blog post that summarizes the proposed media a11y
> framework by the WHATWG, see
> http://blog.gingertech.net/2010/08/07/websrt-and-html5-media-accessibility/.
> I have also included a list of the concerns that I have already voiced on
> the WHATWG mailing list about some of these specification and made proposals
> on how to improve them. They are very long emails, so I don't expect there
> to be immediate action. But I am definitely working towards getting these
> specifications in shape such that implementations in browsers can occur.
> I would be most interested in discussions about the specifications within
> this group. Many of our requirements at
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Media_Accessibility_Requirements that
> relate to alternative text documents can be met with the proposed framework.
> We can both discuss the appropriateness of these and then also move on to
> discussing how to solve those that haven't been addressed yet. I have a
> small section at the end of my blog post that discusses this, too.
> As a first step, I could propose to give an overview of the WHATWG
> specifications at the next phone conference and try to address questions
> that people have that have read through my blog post (or better still: the
> specifications themselves).
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 00:04:16 UTC

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