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Re: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc]

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:04:43 -0700
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To: singer@apple.com
Cc: silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com, janina@rednote.net, xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no, rubys@intertwingly.net, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com, mjs@apple.com, paul.cotton@microsoft.com, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
With all due respect David, that is not what a number of blind users have told me: they want to know both, and they also recognize that the image, while related to the video, may very well require its own textual description.

I am somewhat frustrated when sighted engineers keep asserting what non-sighted users need and want: have you bothered to ask *them*?


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Subject: Re: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical  question on longdesc] 
From: David Singer <singer@apple.com> 
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> 
CC: silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com,janina@rednote.net,xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no,rubys@intertwingly.net,laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com,mjs@apple.com,paul.cotton@microsoft.com,public-html-a11y@w3.org,public-html@w3.org 

On Mar 20, 2012, at 16:21 , John Foliot wrote:

> Silvia, 
> Point of clarrification (that has been made in the past) - attributes cannot take attributes, so there is no programmatic way to link @aria-label to @poster.

Happily, they don't need them.  If the poster conveys information *additional to* the video, then that information should included at the beginning of the information that describes the video.  The poster is not an independent entity.

If the front door of the restaurant actually includes information about the restaurant, include a description of it in the description of the restaurant.  But don't describe the front door and leave the rest to be guessed at.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:06:57 UTC

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