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Re: longdesc - beside the box

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:56:09 +1000
Message-ID: <BANLkTimttxwGtUtvAucP7HGqY5J+CFt-DA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 3:20 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I wonder: When you turn off images in a browser, does that also turn
off video and audio? (In Chrome I don't even see a preference setting
for images any more.)

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