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Browsers, closed captioning and quicktime

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 21:11:12 +0900
Message-Id: <6E623D6C-6247-44CA-A1D2-45024B6E76B6@w3.org>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Hi Henri,

About closed captioning and quicktime

> Built-in solutions
> Solutions such as QuickTime Text Track provide closed captioning,  
> while iChat AV and iSight provide the first video conferencing  
> solution with strong enough clarity to allow sign language  
> communication over the Internet. With these built-in accessibility  
> features, Macs enhance teaching and learning for a person who is  
> deaf or hard of hearing.
> http://www.apple.com/education/accessibility/disabilities/hearing/

It doesn't give that much info, exploring further, I found

* Text Tracks
   http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/texttracks.html
* Text Descriptors
   http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/textdescriptors.html

Here something captioned with SMIL. (tested positively in Camino and  
Safari 3).
http://www.splintered.co.uk/experiments/archives/we04_zeldman_captioned/

I found also movies in Itunes which were done with Text Track and its  
working in Safari 3.1 and Camino. Example. It was on by default and I  
didn't find anyway to remove it in the browser.
http://tecnocato.podbean.com/2008/03/03/tecnocato-hd-0091-how-to-make-a-great-lunar-eclipse-video/

-- 
Karl Dubost - W3C
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