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[Bug 10642] No alternative text description for video key frame (poster)

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Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:05:13 +0000
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--- Comment #65 from David Singer <singer@apple.com> 2010-11-12 11:05:09 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #62)
> I really believe there is a simple solution to this.
> All that would be required is an extra sentence to encourage users to explain
> the poster content as part of the alternative text of the video element.

I agree.  Can we look at (a) alternative text (b) (shudder) long description
and (c) connection to a transcript, for time-based resources, and only then ask
if the poster needs special support?  As I said, the poster is basically there
to be a proxy for the media resource, and I am not enthusiastic about the need
for alternatives for proxies for resources (and not hopeful that they will be
understood and used well).

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