The Canonical Accessibility User

The W3C has released a draft document describing an “accessibility user” for web-based audio and video content. While not exactly easy reading, the document provides some insight into the needs of sensory-impaired users, needs which most of us, even those developers who have thought about and dealt with these issues some, tend to “handle” in real time while we’re coding for our own sense of a “standard user.” Which is to say, we don’t think about their needs much or correctly.

The report is here: Media Accessibility User Requirements