Guideline 1.2 - Time-based Media

Description

Provide alternatives for time-based media.

Questions & Answers

Do all videos need a transcript?

I'm working on some new blog posts and I want to include videos. Do all videos need a transcript to be accessible?

  • transcript
  • video

Do all videos need audio descriptions?

I'm going to add some videos to my website and I've heard that videos need audio descriptions. Is that true? Do all videos need audio descriptions?

  • audio descriptions
  • video

Are animated gifs okay to have?

If I have a gif on a site that loops continuously. Is that okay or does it violated the 'can't have repeating flashing stuff' rule?

  • flashes
  • gif
  • images

What is Time-based media?

I see that one of the web accessibility guidelines is 'Time-based Media'. What is that?

  • flashes
  • images
  • video
  • youtube