Re: Seeking feedback on HTML5 video accessibility experiment

(Silvia Pfeiffer) ginger wrote:
> I'm doing some work for Mozilla on finding the best way to include
> captions, subtitles, textual audio annotations, and other time-aligned
> text with the HTML5 video element. Right now, I have an experiment
> with external srt files that relate to an Ogg Theora video.
> You will find the details in my blog post. See the demo:
> .
> Note that there is a frquentely called javascript callback that feeds
> the aria-live region with textual audio annotations that are then read
> by a screen reader if setup in that way.
> I would be keen to get feedback, suggestions for imporvement, or bug
> reports. I'm keen to take this forward as a discussion basis to the
> WHATWG for a standard in video a11y.

This is exciting and interesting news - Right On!  

Silvia, I urge you to take that discussion to the HTML WG mailing list [1]
(as well as the W3C WAI-xtech list [2]) at the same time as you approach
the WHAT WG, as a large number of accessibility folk do not monitor WHAT
WG and it would be a shame to miss out on their feedback.  I have taken
the liberty of forwarding this note to those lists today, but urge you to
include those communities in your ongoing quest as well.


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Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 21:16:00 UTC