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Re: CVAA and video captioning


From: Andrews, David B (DEED)
Date: Nov 20, 2013 8:37AM

It is indeed ironic that a PDF about accessibility is itself mostly inaccessible! For JAWS users, the PDF is all but useless. It contains text, but the words are all run together, which some desktop publishing programs seem to do when they spit out PDF's. You technical experts will know better than I why this is, but comprehension would involve reviewing word by word to sort it out!


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Subject: [WebAIM] CVAA and video captioning

This brief about online video captioning requirements provides a succinct overview of the accessibility requirements for video content on the web as well as devices.

(warning: this PDF from 3 Play Media is not fully accessible, but at least the tag tree has headings and structure) http://info.3playmedia.com/rs/3playmedia/images/CVAA-Brief.pdf

I'm wondering how accurate the briefing paper is because one of its statistical claims caught my interest.

In the brief, they state "Americans currently spend nearly 30% of their daily viewing time watching online video" and the footnote cites Forester research that pitches their findings that Americans are "cutting the cord"
from traditional and cable TV, and switching to other sources, such as Netflix and online material.

My background in statistics and data analysis sent up a red flag when I read that statement: 30% of daily viewing time is quite a bit of time! Yes, there are some demographics that would spend 30%, but 30% across all demographics?
I guess I could pay $499 to purchase the Forrester report and hopefully see their data, but that's a bit out of my budget.

Can any listmembers with knowledge about US captioning regulations comment on the brief? Aside from the "30%" claim, I'm wondering if the brief is accurate enough to give communication managers who need a brief summary about US accessibility requirements and online video.

- Bevi Chagnon

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