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Re: Accessibility question

From: Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:38:46 +0100
Message-ID: <CAC5+KCFh_BKODKpBLn0D+ON+f8iYcG9fjc3LcqRS0VT9KvDEAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-restrictedmedia@w3.org
To answer my own question, Steve Faulkner pointed me to a couple of current
threads on this topic elsewhere:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-media/2013Apr/0007.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Mar/thread.html#msg156

However, those discussions headed off list or off topic, there still seems
to be an open question about timed text:

If the captions are open (e.g. via track element) will they be able to
match timing with the encrypted video/audio?

-Alastair


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a question that I couldn't work out from the EME spec,
> hopefully this is the right place to ask:
>
> Will content providers be able to include captions and audio
> description with encrypted media?
>
> A requirement for that would be that browsers are able to provide a
> mechanism for showing captions, and switching audio to include an
> audio description.
>
> Being able to add captions / audio desc are a basic requirement for
> accessibility [1], and I believe that companies such as Netflix will
> be including captions with their content [2]. I assume that would
> require the time code of the video to be available to the browser, is
> that the case for encrypted media?
>
> Perhaps the technical way of asking is: Does EME restrict the
> information available through HTML5 embedded media? [3]
>
> Apologies, that might be a big question, at this stage I'm most
> interested in whether EME would restrict access in a way that impacts
> accessibility by principle.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> -Alastair
>
> 1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/#media-equiv
> 2] http://gigaom.com/2012/10/11/netflix-captions-lawsuit-settlement/
> 3]
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#media-element
>
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