Text/audio description is hard to find
Prerecorded video-only content MUST be accompanied by an easily-reachable text transcript or audio description.
People who are blind cannot see video-only content. In order to give people who cannot see access to the information conveyed by video-only content - such as a silent movie or a how-to-video with no narration - it must have an accompanying text transcript or audio description. The text transcript or audio description must describe all important visual information such as scenes, important actions, text on the screen, facial expressions, etc. A text transcript gives access to the video content to both people who are blind and to people who are deafblind through a screen reader with refreshable braille reader. People who are blind can listen to the audio description, but this option excludes people who are deafblind.
Fix this issue by:
- For a text transcript use ONE of the following techniques:
Method 1: Place the transcript directly on the page with the audio or video player. Method 2: Provide a link to the transcript. Method 3: Provide an interactive transcript, allowing users to access specific places within the video or audio content. Method 4: Provide a link to the transcript within the HTML5 <video> element.
- For an audio description use ONE of the following techniques:
Method 1: Create a separate version of the video with embedded audio descriptions. Method 2: Create a separate audio file of just the audio descriptions.