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

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Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 14:37:50 +0000
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--- Comment #31 from Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> 2010-10-01 14:37:49 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #30)

> Here's a contrived, but plausible example of where such alternative text could
> be useful:
> Say my daughter's school puts up a page of videos from their recent sports
> fair.  On the page, they have several videos from the various events.  I think
> my daughter might be in one of them, but I'm not sure which one.  Fortunately,
> while the titles are appropriate: "500 yard dash", "jump rope marathon",
> "push-up competition", ETC., they don't provide the information I need. 
> Fortunately, one of the key frames happens to show my daughter.  If there were
> appropriate alt text on that key frame, it might say, "Jennifer, Emma,
> Alejandra, and Nicky jumping rope."  Without that alternative text, this
> information might otherwise be unavailable to me.

That would be useful indeed, but seems like accidental feature. "Jennifer,
Emma, Alejandra, and Nicky jumping rope." sounds like good description of the
video, and would be useful regardless whether first frame happens to contain
all these children, or only one of them, or is completely black.

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