[whatwg] Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements

Dave Raggett dsr at w3.org
Thu Mar 22 02:09:44 PDT 2007

>From an accessibility perspective the proposal lacks support for 
captioning. There should be a mechanism for enabling/disabling 
captions to avoid disadvantaging people who have difficulties with 
hearing the audio. It should further be possible to control the font 
size for captions to avoid disadvantaging people who don't find 
small font sizes intelligible. I don't think that the Web 
Accessibility folks will find the fall back text to be a compelling 
solution, and it is no longer acceptable to ignore accessibility.

p.s. the step function refers to frames but I was unable to find out 
whether the interface provides the current frame rate. This would 
appear to be an oversight.

  Dave Raggett <dsr at w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett

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