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Re: text equivalent for words in a video?


From: Moore, Michael
Date: Sep 25, 2008 7:20AM

Just use well structured markup that reflects the structure of the
content. I have seen arguments pro and con about using definition lists
to mark up conversations. This use of definition lists is used as an
example on the W3 site, but is discouraged by some standards purists.
From an accessibility standpoint it does not seem to make much
difference with a screen reader because to my knowledge none of the
readers provide any special navigational support for definition lists.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 6:12 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] text equivalent for words in a video?

I am working on link to transcription right now on my website and was
wondering if there is a best-practice label text (the words).

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Parks [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 12:48 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] text equivalent for words in a video?

A couple of specific follow-ups...

On Sep 23, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Moore, Michael wrote:

> Audio description as a separate audio track would meet the needs of
> blind users.

Is this necessary to meet 508? Or going beyond the letter of the law,
to actually meet the needs of blind users?

Normally one would only be required to create equivalent content in
text. I assume, as with other text, the assistive technology takes
care of turning the text into a form the blind user can access (speech
or braille).

> A transcript that included descriptions of what is
> happening in the video for people who are deaf/blind.

Is there a preferred way to provide a link to a transcript, other than
a simple on-screen text link?



Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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