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[Bug 8187] New: Section 4.8.7 on video makes no reference to audio description

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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:00:47 +0000
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           Summary: Section 4.8.7 on video makes no reference to audio
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: kelly.ford@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-

Section 4.8.7 on the video element makes a couple references to accessibility. 
However neither of these references talk at all about audio description, a key
component of making video contnet accessible to people who are blind.  Specific
references where audio description should be referenced include:

In particular, this content is not intended to address accessibility concerns.
To make video content accessible to the blind, deaf, and those with other
physical or cognitive disabilities, authors are expected to provide alternative
media streams and/or to embed accessibility aids (such as caption or subtitle
tracks) into their media streams.

User agents should provide controls to enable or disable the display of closed
captions associated with the video stream, though such features should, again,
not interfere with the page's normal rendering.

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