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Re: WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft


From: Moore, Michael
Date: Dec 12, 2007 9:10AM


I agree with your assessment of transcripts in your blog post
http://webaim.org/blog/wcag2-last-call/. Transcripts provide universal
access to multimedia content. They work for deaf/blind individual, may
provide better support for some people with cognitive disabilities, and
have the added benefit of working without the need for specialized
players, audio support within a player or bandwidth requirements. A
transcript created with well structured html will also be indexed better
by search engines, and will provide good navigational support within
browsers and screen readers. Finally, creating a good transcript is the
first step in preparing good captions and audio descriptions.

If I had my way, transcripts would be level A and captions and audio
description would be level AA. Captions and audio description certainly
add value but they do not necessarily provide essential access to the
broadest range of individuals.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 5:53 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft

WCAG 2.0 has been moved to Last Call status. You are invited to review
the draft guidelines at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ and make comments
by February 1, 2008.

I've taken only a brief look at the document and reviewed some previous
criticisms I had. Most have been addressed. Additional commentary is
available on our blog at http://webaim.org/blog/wcag2-last-call/

Jared Smith