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

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:19:44 +0000
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Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com> changed:

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--- Comment #11 from Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com> 2010-09-30 12:19:44 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> I'm confused. Why would you (a blind user) want to know what the poster frame
> is? How does it affect you?

Like Artur explained in comment #10, an image can set the mood or convey
meaning to the overall context. Excluding blind users from this information
would be discriminating.

Please see HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives [1] for
further information (see also bug #9845).

[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/#images-enhance

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