Re: Canvas Accessibility Next steps

Let's discuss on Monday's call Canvas accessibility call. The CSS media 
query for HTML 5 is bound to there being things like an audio and video 
media element. The media query is used to select the appropriate content. 
This is why we need to have a visual ( or screen media type) as an 
alternative. I would be happy to have the media types as DOM attributes 
but the current HTML 5 spec. defines media types as elements in the DOM 
instead. I am trying to stay consistent. HTML 5 defines a <video> and 
<audio> tag to define media types vs. <div media="audio">/


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist

James Craig <> 
01/21/2010 01:37 PM

Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
Ian Hickson <>,, HTML WG 
Re: Canvas Accessibility Next steps

On Jan 20, 2010, at 8:48 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
I revised my original proposal to accommodate your request to use media 
queries as the selection mechanism so that it would be aligned with David 
Singer's proposal for video and audo tags.
This may fit better into the media queries approach if it's defined in CSS 
(@media) or as a DOM/content attribute (media="screen, audio, etc") 
instead of the media-specific elements (<visual>, <audio>) suggested in 
the most recent version of the proposal.

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