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Re: Request for PFWG WAI review of multimedia accessibility requirements <audio> <video>

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 00:30:56 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0905042230q37c32fcfj596740a6485bcf0@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Cc: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, Debi Orton <oradnio@gmail.com>, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Hi Janina,

Any update on this request from the PF group?


Best Regards,

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 3:05 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> The HTML 5 working group has been discussing and debating [1] the
> accessibility of multimedia features in HTML 5, particularly the new
> audio [2] and video [3] elements.
> Multimedia presentations (rich media) usually involves image, sound
> and motion. This can present accessibility barriers to some people
> with disabilities, for instance visual impairments, audio impairments,
> photosensitive epilepsy, cognitive and learning disabilities,
> attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia.
> To address the multiple accessibility issues of multimedia, mapping
> and controlling media assets with some kind of machine-recognizable
> mechanism could allow users to choose the format that best suits their
> needs. People have different ways of processing information and
> allowing multimedia users to shift at will among audio, video,
> graphic, and written media may help make these technologies more
> accessible.
> Your expert review and advice regarding the functional requirements
> and accessibility impact of the new audio [2] and video [3] elements,
> as well as your ideas regarding potential solutions would be
> indispensable.
> The associated Multimedia Accessibility <audio> <video> Wiki page is at:
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/MultimediaAccessibilty
> Thank you.
> Best Regards,
> HTML Working Group members:
> Laura Carlson, <laura.carlson@gmail.com>
> Steve Faulkner, <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> Joshue O'Connor, <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
> Gregory J. Rosmaita, <oedipus@hicom.net>
> Robert J Burns, <rob@robburns.com>
> Leif Halvard Silli, <lhs@malform.no>
> Debi Orton, <oradnio@gmail.com>
> Philip TAYLOR, <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/MultimediaAccessibilty#head-4478e9bc06ba2f49a7c35734c8ca2ed12679a003
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/video.html#audio
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/video.html#video

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 05:38:40 UTC

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