Media Accessibility User Requirements - Section 2


PFWG has asked for our input on Section 2. Accessible Media Requirements by Type of Disability<> in relationship to How People with Disabilities Use the Web <>.

Some points for discussion:
* Generally it is better to have information in one place, and point to it from relevant other places (e.g., deleted Section 2 and point to )
* However, people often don't follow links. Therefore, do we want to suggest having some minimal information in Section 2 and pointing to the other for more?

Please comment in e-mail on this thread.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:  Deadline 9 March: Media Accessibility User Requirements
Date:  Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:59:59 -0600
From:  Shawn Henry <>
To:  WAI Interest Group <>

  The deadline for comments on the Media Accessibility User Requirements Working Draft has been extended to Friday 9 March 2012. Please send any comments per the instructions below.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:  Call for Review: Media Accessibility User Requirements
Date:  Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:03:34 -0600
From:  Shawn Henry<>
To:  WAI Interest Group<>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) invites you to comment on the Working Draft of:
 Media Accessibility User Requirements

This document describes the accessibility requirements of people with disabilities with respect to audio and video on the Web, particularly in the context of HTML5. It explains alternative content technologies that people use to get audio and video content, and how these fit in the larger picture of accessibility, both technically within a web user agent and from a production process point of view. Additional information is in the document's Abstract and Status sections.

This is a First Public Working draft that will continue to be developed. PFWG plans to eventually publish it as a W3C Working Group Note.

WAI encourages you to provide feedback on this draft, particularly:
* Are the use cases for media accessibility clear and complete?
* Do the features to enhance media accessibility meet the use cases?
* Are the technical requirements for media accessibility complete and achievable?

Please send comments by *10 February 2012* to the publicly-archived list via:
* Comment form
Alternatively, you can e-mail comments to

(Note: The first link above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version is:
The difference between these links are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.
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~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Education and Outreach
Janina Sajka. PFWG Chair
Michael Cooper, PFWG W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:05:24 UTC