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Mozilla Launches Video Accessibility Drive

Oct 14, 2008, 13:05 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The value of multimedia accessibility for users with disabilities is clear, but the issues faced regularly by deaf and blind users confront all users at different times and under different circumstances. In loud surroundings, users may need closed captioning to understand a video. Mobile device users may not be able to maintain eye contact with the screen, in which case audio annotations become necessary. And, perhaps most importantly, making a text transcription of multimedia files available opens the possibility of indexing and searching video and audio alongside HTML."

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