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[Bug 13432] Editorial changes to The Video element (1 of 5)

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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:56:15 +0000
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John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |

--- Comment #3 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> 2011-08-16 00:56:14 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: No rationale given.

As has been pointed out in other instances in this collection of Editorial
Changes, there is a need to be culturally and politically sensitive to the
language we use when speaking of Persons with disabilities (or for that matter,
any other community). Specifically here, there is a world of difference between
those users who are blind versus those who have other visual impairments, as
well as those who are profoundly deaf versus those who may have other forms of
auditory disabilities. Specifically noting those differences in this prose is a
form of respect.

There are ZERO substantive changes to how browsers must support these
alternative mechanisms, nor how content creators must author them.

This is simply being respectful of communities and of how they wish to be
known. Stop being obstructionist here, it's an EDITORIAL change, that's it -
there is zero change to how authors or implementors will interact with this

(Or do we really need to go down the road of TrackerIssue - I am quite happy to
oblige if that's the case)

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