Thread Subject: Re: Definition Consensus Decision: Caption Text
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From: Andi Snow-Weaver
Date: Mon, Mar 10 2008 8:25 AM
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Why do we need a definition for both "captions" and "caption text"?
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03/09/2008 05:37 Consensus Decision: Caption Text
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Following is the definition for Caption Text. If you do not agree that this
definition is acceptable, please reply and state your reason. Please note
that this definition is harmonized with WCAG.
"Text presented and synchronized with synchronized media to provide not
only the speech, but also non-speech information conveyed through sound,
including meaningful sound effects and identification of speakers
Note 1: In some countries, the term "subtitle" is used to refer to dialogue
only and "captions" is used as the term for dialogue plus sounds and
speaker identification. In other countries, subtitle (or its translation)
is used to refer to both.
Note 2: Video descriptions can be, but do not need to be, captioned since
they are descriptions of information that is already presented visually."
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