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Re: Best Practice for interaction between ClosedCaptioning and Audio


From: Cynthia Waddell
Date: Sep 8, 2008 12:30PM

I agree. I need to see a CC button to know that it can be turned on. A
mute button makes no sense.

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-----Original Message-----
From: ~G~ [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Best Practice for interaction between ClosedCaptioning
and Audio

As a deaf person, I prefer seeing a closed captioning button available where
I can easily access it to turn on captioning. If just providing a mute
button to turn on captioning then very bad idea. Why would I want to 'mute'
something I can't hear!!??

Why mute audio of video if cc is turned on?

My thoughts and opinions.