[whatwg] Alt attribute for <video> and <audio>

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Fri Aug 14 06:09:21 PDT 2009

On Aug 14, 2009, at 16:06, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> There is only one thing I can think about that an "alt" attribute
> could provide that nothing else does: as a blind user tabs onto a
> video element, the "alt" attribute's content could be read out and
> briefly describe what is visible in the poster image - or
> alternatively give a brief summary of the video. This is useful for
> all those cases where no surrounding text is given for whatever
> reason. Where a surrounding text is given, such as the video title and
> description, such text is likely not necessary.

I believe aria-label addresses this.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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