We are going to break this down into 2 different categories:
Remediation for Video without Audio
A video that is purely visual has 2 options to remediate it according to WCAG regulations.
Provide either a text transcript or an audio track.
If an audio track is provided for video then a text transcript is not required.
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.
Remediation for Video with Audio
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.
Here is an example:
Video Transcription Example:
UserWay does offer manual Video remediation services as well. You can read more HERE.
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