RE: Change Proposal for Issue 194

Perhaps a nit... but WCAG does not require transcripts on images. They are for time based media.

David MacDonald

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-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Pritchard [] 
Sent: February-14-12 9:15 PM
To: Silvia Pfeiffer
Cc: David Singer; Janina Sajka; Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis; John Foliot;;
Subject: Re: Change Proposal for Issue 194


Transcriptions are about capturing the content in text; an gosh could we use that for img too.

I could easily reuse alt, longdesc an transcript on the same image and have three very different blocks.


On Feb 14, 2012, at 4:34 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <> wrote:

> Well, this is why I wanted the attribute to be called @transcription
> rather than @transcript, because it should contain everything a user
> needs to read in order to get the same "experience" that a user gets
> who watches the film. So to me transcript = captions + descriptions
> (roughly).
> Silvia.
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:24 AM, David Singer <> wrote:
>> Does seem that a *description* of a video and a *transcript* are quite distinct.
>> In this video, a transcript might end:
>> heedi hoo! heedie hoo!
>> Do-NUT!
>> a description might be moreļæ½informative.
>> David Singer
>> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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