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Re: automated tests of multimedia


From: _mallory
Date: Jul 29, 2015 9:21AM

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 01:20:57PM +0000, Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E] wrote:
> Just as so many automated tools might tell us if an image on a website or in a document has an alt-text, I've yet to see such a tool tell us how *good* or meaningful the alt-text is. The same goes here with both captioning and audio-description. Even if the presence of either could be tested for, by an automated tool, how good the quality of the captioning or the audio-description could really only be done manually, by viewing and listening to the video or multimedia. At least, it seems to me.

Sure, but the point here of the automated testing tool is at the very
least to alert to absense, and such a tool could also simply list all
the places where there should be captions for example, this is still
handy esp if you're working on such a large site that no dev knows
where they all are.