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Re: MINUTES(edited): W3C WAI User Agent Telecon 22 September 1999

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:10:37 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990924090250.00c8dbb0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, "Madeleine Rothberg" <Madeleine_Rothberg@wgbh.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Response in JRG:

At 05:34 PM 9/23/99 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
>> 5) Issue #80 Make audio available as text.
>> http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#80
>> MR: In rationale of Guideline 1, I thought an additional example on output
>> device independence. Example would meet needs of deaf users and output
>> independence. Take text from [3]:
>> "And any output provided in audio should also be available in text since
>> most alternative output mechanisms rely on the presence of system-drawn
>> text on the
>> screen."
>>AG: Also add cross-reference to show sounds in techniques document. 
>>Resolved: ok to add text to introduction 
>I looked back at this text from [3] and I'm not sure I understand.
>Why does it belong in the section on device independence? Is this
>about user agents *generating* text from audio? Or about ensuring
>that author-supplied text is available? 
>Or does "audio" mean "speech"?

JRG: I believe the primary concern is that audio (sampled sounds) files
have text descriptions available of the sound file.  Whether the sound is
speech or any other types of sound.  The text should describe the sounds,
include a transcript of the speech (if any) or lyrics to a song in the wave
file.  I believe that in general we want to have text descriptions of any
document format that is encoding audio.

Madeline is this response address your conerns related to this issue?

>Before adding to the document, I need some clarification.
>Thank you,
> - Ian
>[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0083.html

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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Champaign, IL 61820

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