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Re: Classroom Media Playback accessibility


From: Laurie Kamrowski
Date: Aug 12, 2019 11:08AM

I am also looking over W3C's multimedia accessibility FAQ
https://www.w3.org/2008/06/video-notes#q1 but I am not seeing anything that
states the media has to have the titles burned in. It's only requesting a

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 12:49 PM Laurie Kamrowski < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I tried to google this topic but I don't even know where to start. Any
> suggestions would be appreciated.
> I work at a college and we are trying to ensure that we are accessible as
> possible, not just meeting criteria. We currently have a media library of
> various films, documentaries, etc... for viewing anywhere on campus, but we
> were told that we had to have all titles with the subtitles burned into the
> file themselves. That's not difficult for us, but if we do that - we can
> only burn them in with one language, typically English. However, if we
> don't burn the titles in directly, so that we can actively switch between
> any language on the fly - we were told that this would fail accessibility
> criteria. Like I said, we're trying to meet the needs of any and every
> student that we can, and it seems counter intuitive to directly burn the
> subtitles into the the playback.
> Thank you so much,
> Laurie Kamrowski
> Mid Michigan College
> http://www.midmich.edu