Re: Fwd: Accessibility of <audio> and <video>

Hi Laura,

>Jim Jewett said:
>In an ideal world, the accessibility features would be in the video.
> In the real world, often they aren't.
> The page creator may not be able to modify the audio or video.
> Sometimes this is a matter of not having the video (embedded 3rd party
> videos) or not having legal authority; sometimes it is just a matter
> of not knowing how.
> By all means encourage authors to put the accessibility information
> within the video.  But there needs to be a fallback for cases where
> that doesn't happen.

Yes, of course

> John Foliot has talked of a clean, semantic, explicit association to
> transcripts, text descriptions, captions, audio descriptions and/or
> streams that could be toggled on or off by the end user.

Yes. We need an approach that covers all bases.

> He has also provided examples
> that hint on some best practices that not only native players and but
> HTML 5 as a whole could approach multi-media content.[3]

Thanks I will check them out.




Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 18:20:41 UTC