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Re: Moving longdesc forward

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 07:52:24 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTikYdXLOdLQsFiQRn3r_e_9qZV7k2A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org> wrote:
> Although it’s probably the case that the vast majority of longdesc
> material *can* be made to fit into an HTML page, I don’t want to create an
> unnecessary limitation on current or future technology.  I don’t want to
> make it impossible for authors to launch a longdesc via an accessible PDF or
> a tactile-graphics source file, or to launch a free-standing media player
> (which may be more accessible than an embedded player).

Do tactile-graphics source files contain text alternatives as well as

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Thursday, 5 May 2011 06:52:53 UTC

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