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Re: longdesc - beside the box

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:20:47 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTin+sD6eimnzYK7P-Rs_qAv66ve7+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
HI all,

Silvia wrote:

> I think we need this for video, too. How about a @transcription
> attribute on the <img> element (and <video> and <audio>) that contains
> the link outright? Can be a link to some other element on the same
> page or a different page altogether.
> It would be displayed in text-only browsers instead of the media and
> be keyboard focusable for AT users to be read out and followed.

Another a clear and specific use case is for people on slow
connections with GUI browsers. Playing a video for people on dialup is
not an option.  People on slow connections need a way to obtain a
transcript so at least they can obtain *some* content.

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 25 April 2011 17:21:14 UTC

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