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ISSUE-9 video-accessibility: Call for Consensus to close in favor of specific issues, or Alternate/Counter-Proposals

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:15:35 -0800
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

In the process of reviewing and discussing ISSUE-9 video-accessibility, a number of changes have been made to the spec by general agreement, and a few issues an specific aspects of video accessibility have been raised. In particular, support for timed text (including subtitles, captions and text descriptions) is included, and the following issues are open: 

ISSUE-142 poster-alt
   This issue covers the possibility of a textual equivalent for the video element's poster frame.

ISSUE-152 multitrack-media-resources
    This issue covers extending auxiliary tracks from timed text only to also include auxiliary audio and video tracks.

The existing proposals for ISSUE-9 seem to cover a mix of the timed text support that is already in the spec, and matters covered by ISSUE-142 and ISSUE-152. Therefore, it seems like ISSUE-9 is now adequately covered by these fine-grained issues it should be closed.

The Chairs are calling for consensus to close ISSUE-9 in favor of these more specific issues. If anyone objects to closing ISSUE-9 at this time, then we expect volunteers to create alternate/counter-proposals for whatever aspect of ISSUE-9 is not covered by 142 and 152. Objections to closing ISSUE-9 are due by March 3, 2011. If there are objections to closing, then alternate Change Proposals are due by March 23, 2011.

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