[games_access] URGENT: WCAG2 and people with learning disabilities

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Sat May 27 14:50:13 EDT 2006


Hi Reid,

WCAG 2.0 does cover captioning audio media:

First read:

1.1.1 For all non-text content, one of the following is true: [How to meet 
1.1.1]
If non-text content presents information or responds to user input, text 
alternatives serve the same purpose and present the same information as the 
non-text content. If text alternatives cannot serve the same purpose, then 
text alternatives at least identify the purpose of the non-text content.
If non-text content is multimedia; live audio-only or live video-only 
content; a test or exercise that must use a particular sense; or primarily 
intended to create a specific sensory experience; then text alternatives at 
least identify the non-text content with a descriptive text label. (For 
multimedia, see also Guideline 1.2 Provide synchronized alternatives for 
multimedia .)

Then read:

Guideline 1.2 Provide synchronized alternatives for multimedia: 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/guidelines.html#media-equiv

Greets,

Richard




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reid Kimball" <rkimball at gmail.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] URGENT: WCAG2 and people with learning 
disabilities


I'm not "learning" disabled but I think the WCAG2 recommendations do
affect me due to my hearing impairment. I'm not happy that they don't
recommend captioning audio media. I would like to see them treat all
audible media as needing to be captioned. Many business websites have
voice overs for their Flash products demos and without captioning a
lot of deaf users won't be able to evaluate the company's products or
services.

-Reid

On 5/26/06, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com> wrote:
> URGENT: WCAG2 and people with learning disabilities
>
> If any IGDA members have experience of working with people with
> learning disabilities could they please contact me off-list?
>
> WCAG2 is going to recommendation within the next few days. An
> informal group is currently considering posting a formal objection in
> respect of this user group, and would welcome appropriate support.
>
> regards
>
> Jonathan Chetwynd
>
>
>
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