Captions are provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such.
Testing & RemediationHow to test: View any of the video content on your site and ensure there are closed captions provided. How to remediate: Depending on which media source you use will dictate how to add closed captioning to your videos. Platforms like YouTube can automatically caption your videos, but you can also provide exact captions for a more accurate experience.
Questions and Answers
Time-based media is content that must be made accessible when held against criterion 1.2 of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines found here: https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv.html Content is considered time-based media if it's:
- A combination audio/video
- Audio and or video combined with an interaction.
This question depends on a number of factors including size of site, desired level of conformance, your developer's understanding of accessibility techniques, etc. Accessible Web is here to help. Reach out and we can discuss your site specifically.