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Re: [media] how to support extended text descriptions

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 23:48:42 +1000
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To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Sean Hayes writes:
>> I would also note that if you want to simultaneously display the text of a description visually while it is read out, for cognitive use; then pauseOnExit is precisely the wrong time to halt the video, since the cue will have disappeared from screen when the pause happens. This means that the description track will have to have different timing when used visually and when used aurally.
> Absolutely, It's not a case of either aural or visual. There are several
> use cases for "both and," including magnified text, with non default
> font, foreground/background color, etc.

Text descriptions are regarded as non-visual data right now and are
only exposed to JavaScript. A Web developer can decide to make them
visible by coding up a custom display mechanism. But there is no
default display mechanism. Do you have an example of a video that has
both text descriptions and captions visible?

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