We are going to break this down into 2 different categories:

  1. Remediation for Video without Audio

    1. A video that is purely visual has 2 options to remediate it according to WCAG regulations.

      1. Provide either a text transcript or an audio track.

        1. If an audio track is provided for video then a text transcript is not required.

        2. The intention of this requirement is to provide audio descriptions to the videos so as to aid blind & visually impaired users to understand the visual aspect of the video content. Videos often contain a lot of content that needs sight to understand! If audio descriptions are provided, then the same content can be explained to non-sighted users & they will not lose any aspect of the video. This helps both sighted & non-sighted users to have similar experiences. Audio descriptions also help people with cognitive difficulties to understand the video as well.


          Here is an example of an audio description:

            • Provide audio descriptions where the visual aspect is not explained in the dialog of the video

            • The audio description can either be separate from the original video or be an integral part of the video

            • The audio description must include scene changes, settings, actions that are described in dialogues, and any other visual information that is not conveyed via a speech or dialog

            • Use media players that support audio descriptions.

  2. Remediation for Video with Audio

    1. A video that has both video and audio requires a transcript of the video audio as well as context and descriptions of what is happening in the video including speaker changes, scenery changes, etc.

      1. Here is an example:

Video Transcription Example:

UserWay Video Transcription Example - Screenshot

UserWay does offer manual Video remediation services as well. You can read more HERE.

If you have any questions, you can reach our support team at support@userway.org

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