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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 13:53:44 +0300
Cc: "Dave Singer" <singer@apple.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "W3C Style List" <www-style@w3.org>
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To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>

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 10:54:29 UTC

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