Thread Subject: Re: Captioning not accessible to screen reader users
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Mon, Oct 30 2006 7:50 AM
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On 10/30/06, Bailey Bruce < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> Is anyone in the tools group aware of a similar auto-scroll effect,
> using HTML, that is accessible?
For deaf-blind access, the timing issue becomes very difficult. You
can't really push the content to the screen and still have the screen
reader access it. You must give the user the control over the timing.
The captioning tool we've developed at WebAIM gives deaf-blind users a
static page with captions, then gives the user the option to view all
updated content or view the next X lines. I can't think of any other
way to provide real-time access. The problem is that the deaf-blind
user might get terribly behind.
I guess this does provide an argument for providing transcripts after
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