Audio and Video Related Content

Users who are deaf, hard of hearing, or having trouble understanding the audio information must be provided with a text based alternative.   

Video Content with Audio 

Captioning should be provided for the audio portion of a video.  The captioning must be synchronized with the audio so that someone reading the captions could also watch the speaker and associate relevant body language with the speech. 

Audio-Only Content with No Video 

Audio files with no video are not considered multimedia. However, since audio is a non-text element one of the following text-equivalents must be provided for deaf or hearing impaired users.  

  • HTML based transcript 

  • Text transcript 

  • A text or HTML summary