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Re: Media Accessibility User Requirements Published

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 06:56:55 +1100
Message-ID: <AANLkTim6CeGYLcREVVzo843K-T3TF0GOWCyx2VFd8eCp@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: janina@rednote.net, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 5:03 AM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Silvia Pfeiffer:
>> I've just added some words to include the option of using speaker
>> names with a colon in front of the speaker's lines as another means to
>> signify speaker turn in captions. This was another topic discussed at
>> Open Subtitles.
> Wondering aloud if we should provide links to the following resources:
> Captioning Key:
> Published by the Described and Captioned Media Program, the Captioning Key
> provides information about how to present audio content in captions. The
> Captioning Key specifies guidelines for the production of captions as well
> as subtitles.
> http://www.dcmp.org/captioningkey/
> Suggested Styles and Conventions for Closed Captioning:
> The Media Access Group at WGBH has a Captioning FAQ that provides some
> conventions for how to caption, though it is geared more for closed
> captioning for video and TV.
> http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/services/captioning/faq/sugg-styles-co
> nv-faq.html

Can't hurt to have such information linked. These are more or less
US-specific (or English-specific) though. But they certainly help to
identify best practice.

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