RE: New Accessible Playlist Community Group



This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for starting this CG.


One suggestion to help gain more uptake is to provide some examples after the text ‘ensure playlists’ in the mission sentence on the Community Group page. 


In other words add something like: ensure playlists (such as those found in online media/video subscription services/systems like: HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.)….






* katie *


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W3C Web Accessibility Initiative


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From: Terrill Thompson [] 
Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:47 AM
Subject: New Accessible Playlist Community Group


Hi All, 

I've proposed a new W3C Accessibility Playlist Community Group to explore strategies for bridging the gap between accessibility needs and current common playlist formats such as XSPF and Media RSS. 

In order to distribute accessible media using HTML5 media and track elements, there are potentially many resources affiliated with each title: A media source file (potentially in multiple formats), caption file, multiple subtitle files, description files, chapter files, metadata files, and source files for  accompanying sign language videos in various sign languages. We need a playlist format that allows all of these resources to be identified. 

If you're interested in getting involved in such a group, please vote your support here:



Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology Services
UW Information Technology
University of Washington <> 

Received on Friday, 3 June 2016 17:39:38 UTC