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[Bug 10642] No alternative text description for video key frame (poster)

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:51:42 +0000
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steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #9 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2010-09-30 09:51:42 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> I'm confused. Why would you (a blind user) want to know what the poster frame
> is? How does it affect you?

vision impairment is not binary, people are not either totally without sight or
have 20/20 vision, there are may gardiations. a good proportion of people who
are categorised as 'legally blind' have some vision, but  rely on a screen
reader  for the majority of their interaction with web content, when they see a
fuzzy blobs on an image whether it be a video poster frame or on a canvas or an
image, the provision of a text alternative may well be useful in helping them
make sense of what those blobs are.

Also why wouldn't a blind user want to know?

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