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Media: How would one caption this?

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:16:39 -0400
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140428191639.GD6029@concerto.rednote.net>
Further to our conversation on the Media Subteam telecon today, and a
further use case for Enhanced Captioning as defined in our Media
Accessibility User Requirements ...

Consider how one should caption ...

The quartet <lang=it>Bella figlia dell'amore</lang> from the opera


As is so common in opera, we have four singers singing different words
at the same time. This would be babble in daily speech, or even in the
theater. But, the music makes it work in opera, which is why it's a
common situation in opera.

Here's another example with six voices:

This is the famous sextet from the <lang=de>Mozart</lang> opera
<lang=it>Le Nozze de Figaro</lang:


I suspect our Enhanced Captioning definition isn't sufficient for this
use case inasmuch as we probably want our captions to show in two
languages in such circumstances, the Italian original and the user's
preferred lang in some kind of duplex display.

So, another requirement for the ECC set?



Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
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