Re: [media] alt technologies for paused video (and using ARIA)

I think we're most likely to resolve this question with some good examples; we seem mostly in agreement on the technical needs:

* short 'alt' text for media elements
* long description
* transcript

As I said before, all of these are a-temporal; they should remain true no matter whether you're considering the initial image or the video attached.  Example: a sighted user seeing the 'trailer green screen' will probably understand that a trailer is involved:

<video ... alt="The following preview has been approved for Appropriate Audiences by the MPAA" ... src="" ...  />

would, IMHO, be quite unhelpful.  It doesn't say anything at all about what the sighted user could learn from the entire resource!

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Received on Monday, 16 May 2011 09:53:26 UTC