Thread Subject: Re: revision of 24(e)
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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Wed, Jan 03 2007 2:35 PM
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Here's another way to skin this:
Original:Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio
descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent
Proposed: Equivalents for video and audio shall be audible or visible
(respectively) by default, unless a mechanism to enable the display
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Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 3:59 PM
To: TEITAC Audio/Video Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-video] revision of 24(e)
The problem with removing "permanent" and saying something like
"available to everyone" is that the definition of "available" is very
vague ('oh yes, it's available, you just need to pay for this premium
service, buy this tool, and then ...').
The intent is that the entire caption stream or audio stream be
presented without user intervention.
The other comment I made was that this should say something about the
end-user requirements to be able to turn captions on and off should not
be materially different or more onerous than to recieve the basic
program material ('you don't need a special television').