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Re: Read Captions in a display braille?

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From: Jared Smith
Date: Jul 31, 2007 9:00AM


On 7/31/07, Moore, Michael < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I strongly agree with the transcript solution that you suggest. The
> transcript can provide the following advantages to deaf/blind users and
> others.

> In short, whenever possible a transcript should be included with
> multimedia to ensure access for everyone. If you are going to go
> through the effort to create captions and audio description you alread
> have all of the content needed to create a really good transcript.

Very well stated. Of interest is the fact that transcripts are not
currently required in WCAG 2.0 unless you are seeking Level AAA
conformance. Captions are required at Level A, but it seems the
working group sees transcripts as much less important and a less
useful 'accommodation' for people with disabilities despite the fact
that they are the *only* mechanism that some people (particularly the
deaf-blind) can use to access multimedia content. See my comment and
the working group response on this issue at
http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=2251

Jared Smith
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