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RE: Media Accessibility User Requirements Published

From: <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 22:33:14 -0400
Message-Id: <201010170233.o9H2XEtN007656@sonata.rednote.net>
To: public-html@w3.org

Just a quick note to inform you that the additional tweaks arising out
of our participation at Open Subtitles have now been incorporated in the
User Requirements document.

1.)     A paragraph (and a few sentence tweaks) were added to Sec. 2.5
as we now have a solid, HTML5-based example of what we talk about in
that section.

2.)     Tweaks to the verbs describing open and closed captions, because
we mean to discourage the old analog broadcast behavior of burning
captions into the video itself.

These are the only edits we have made to this document since we announced it here back in August. So, if there are comments or suggestions we should discuss, please make them known very soon as the WG Chairs are looking to close this phase of our work on Issue-9: Media Accessibility.

Janina Sajka

>    From: Paul Cotton <[16]Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
>    Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:36:43 +0000
>    To: Janina Sajka <[17]janina@rednote.net>, "[18]public-html@w3.org" <[19]public-html@w3.org>
>    CC: HTML Accessibility Task Force <[20]public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <[21]rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej
>    Stachowiak <[22]mjs@apple.com>, Judy Brewer <[23]jbrewer@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <[24]plh@w3.org>
>    Message-ID: <E3EACD022300B94D88613639CF4E25F80881F827@TK5EX14MBXC138.redmond.corp.microsoft.>
>FYI this is related to ISSUE-9 video-accessibility:
>Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
>17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
>Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Janina Sajka [mailto:[26]janina@rednote.net]
>Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:29 AM
>To: [27]public-html@w3.org
>Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force; Paul Cotton; Sam Ruby; Maciej Stachowiak; Judy Brewer; Philippe Le Hegaret
>Subject: Media Accessibility User Requirements Published
>The HTML-A11Y Task Force Media Subteam invites your consideration of our
>Media Accessibility User Requirements document, now available at:
>While we continue work on this document, it has matured sufficiently to
>serve as an introduction to the kinds of users and the kinds of adaptive
>technologies that provide accessible alternatives to video and audio
>content. Most of the alternative media we reference has a long history of
>successful use--sometimes a history older than the web itself. Some of
>it may prove familiar, because some of it has garnered nondisability
>related adoption.
>What's new--our challenge--is to provide a systematic way for the
>creation and consumption of any and all of these alternative media
>resources, together with the primary video and/or audio resource, across
>the full range of devices and user agents that will be used for the
>decade to come. It is the extent of this challenge that compelled us to
>approach the problem using the classical technology development
>model--starting with user requirements gathering.
>We are to the point where we need to begin engaging the wider HTML 5
>community in understanding the ramifications of these requirements, and
>in collaborating on appropriate solutions. Thus, we invite you to become
>familiar with the requirements, ask questions, offer suggestions, and
>generally engage with us on next steps.
>We look forward to working with you to make media on HTML 5 a compelling
>and accessible experience for all users.
>Over the coming weeks we will seek various opportunities to move this work
>forward with you. Meanwhile, if at all possible, we would prefer email
>responses via the HTML-A11Y Task Force list:
>Janina Sajka,   Co Facilitator, HTML-A11Y Task Force
>                Co-Chair, HTML-A11Y Media Subteam
>Janina Sajka,   Phone:  +1.443.300.2200
>                sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
>Chair, Open Accessibility       janina@a11y.org
>Linux Foundation                http://a11y.org
>Chair, Protocols & Formats
>Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
>World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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