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Re: CVAA and video captioning


From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Nov 20, 2013 3:50PM

>Is the white paper's overview about CVAA requirements accurate?
I didn't read the whole thing, but it looks like parts of it was taken
from: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/captioning-internet-video-programming

>Given how highly Karen Sorenson spoke of them, I'm hoping 3 Play got the
rest of their information correct!
I need to reach back out to them. I think their solution for captioning is
pretty cool, however had accessibility issues for the delivery. Most of the
controls in their wrapper/player were not labeled, and caused focus trap if
my memory is correct. I looked at it over a year ago, so things could have

No endorsement is implied.

Ryan E. Benson

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Let me restate my original question:
> Is the white paper's overview about CVAA requirements accurate?
> The "30%" was just an aside where I noted that this statement is ambiguous
> at best. They quoted research from Forrester, a large, well-respected
> research house on marketing statistics, but left out the demographic data -
> which age group, which population, etc. Without the demographic data from
> Forrester, that quote is ridiculous: there's still a sizable portion of the
> American population that doesn't even have Internet access at all, so how
> could they spend 30% of their viewing time watching cat videos and
> streaming
> Netflix?
> With a long history as a managing editor and art director, this type of
> error makes me question the validity of the entire white paper.
> However, the Forrester reference was just a quote in passing, not the main
> story of 3 Play's white paper.
> So, in spite of the misleading "30%" quote about the Forrester research or
> the inaccessible PDF, my main question is: how accurate is the rest of the
> white paper? The white paper is discussing CVAA legislation, due dates for
> compliance, and other related info.
> *Given how highly Karen Sorenson spoke of them, I'm hoping 3 Play got the
> rest of their information correct! *
> - Bevi Chagnon
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:59 PM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] CVAA and video captioning
> Bevi wrote:
> > But back to my original question...is the white paper accurate?
> The article states, "Americans currently spend nearly 30% of their daily
> viewing time watching online video." I don't know why they would
> misrepresent this statistic. Perhaps you interpreted this to mean "30% of
> their day", which would clearly not be correct. I suspect that viewing time
> is probably defined as time spent viewing media (or something similar) and
> that 30% of that time is spent watching online video.
> Jared
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> > > >