Thread Subject: Re: Enable/disable Captions
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From: Sean Hayes
Date: Thu, Oct 25 2007 3:55 AM
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Here is my recollection of what we determined:
We would use the definition in 4A.1 as the type of products for which equal prominence was required.
Products as defined in 4A.2 would also need some means of turning them on/off, however as we have less understanding of emerging non TV form factors, and with the assumption that obtaining video on such devices already requires a relative degree of user sophistication, we would not require equal prominence in those cases, so this is already covered by 6C.
We also decided we would restrict the prominence requirement to just captions and video description controls.
We noted we do not currently have equal wording to 4A for video descriptions. Larry proposed rewording 4B to mirror 4A, however I'm not sure exactly what that would look like.
We agreed to move the proposed language out of 4A into its own provision and simply reference 4A.1 for its scope, however on reading it again it seems rather than make a new provision it would be better to add it to 6C.
Thus 6C would now read:
6C - Open or Closed Captions/Descriptions
At the time of playback, captions and/or video descriptions must be either (a) capable of being turned on and off ("closed"), or (b) visible or audible to all users ("open").
For products as defined in 4A.1 the controls to turn on or off captions and/or video descriptions must be comparable in prominence, in at least one location, to controls provided to control volume, or perform program selection, where the ability to control these features is otherwise provided.
-- personally I'm not sure the "where the ability..." part is strictly necessary.
If this is consistent with everyone else's notes, I suggest we forward to the EWG for inclusion this Friday.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-video] [teitac-committee] Enable/disable Captions
Not sure of the deadlines, but I am on the road all day tomorrow and tied up
much of Friday.
If anyone else has good notes of our call and can post the latest, that
would be great.
... Larry ...
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