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Secondary audio description formats...


From: MacKay, Graham (JUS)
Date: Jan 9, 2003 8:50AM

Hi everyone, I have a quick question for you. It appears that the W3C
requires the following to be present when producing a multimedia/video

* Text transcript
* Closed captioning
* Secondary audio descriptions

The only format I have found that supports all three of these requirements
is Apple's QuickTime video. It seems to be the secondary audio
descriptions/track that is the feature missing from many players (including
Windows Media Player).

What has everyone else done when producing an accessible multimedia/video


Graham MacKay
Web Developer (OIP I&IT Intern)
Enterprise Application Services
Justice Technology Services
Ministry of Public Safety and Security
The Provincial Government of Ontario

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