Chapter 9. Media Accessibility and Internationalization

Accessibility and internationalization are two aspects of usability: the first one is for those users who have some form of sensory impairment, the second for those who don't speak the language used by the main audio-visual resource.

For web pages, we have developed a vast set of functionalities to cope with the extra requirements introduced by these users: Web sites present themselves in multiple languages, and screen readers or Braille devices provide vision-impaired users with the ability to consume web page content.

With the introduction of audio and video into HTML, we face some very tough additional challenges. For the first time, we are publishing audio content that needs to be made ...

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