Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

On Sep 4, 2008, at 13:15, Ben Boyle wrote:

> Captions on is pretty good for "can't hear well" in my opinion. Two
> scenarios I'm familiar:
> 1. sometimes it's not practical or appropriate to have audio in the
> work environment... captions would be useful.

Browsers should probably turn captions on when system audio output is  

> 2. there's nothing better than captions when trying to watch something
> and the kids are underfoot making a ruckus (or alternatively, they're
> being nice and quiet and you don't want to risk disturbing the peace!)

This is not something that can be modeled as a "set and forget" pref.  
This would have to be a context menu option.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Thursday, 4 September 2008 10:54:30 UTC