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[whatwg] Alt attribute for <video> and <audio>

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:09:21 +0300
Message-ID: <AFBC1459-F2CD-4B05-91A9-90606EC0BF6D@iki.fi>
On Aug 14, 2009, at 16:06, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> There is only one thing I can think about that an "alt" attribute
> could provide that nothing else does: as a blind user tabs onto a
> video element, the "alt" attribute's content could be read out and
> briefly describe what is visible in the poster image - or
> alternatively give a brief summary of the video. This is useful for
> all those cases where no surrounding text is given for whatever
> reason. Where a surrounding text is given, such as the video title and
> description, such text is likely not necessary.

I believe aria-label addresses this.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Friday, 14 August 2009 06:09:21 UTC

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