Rule MEDIA-1
Video and audio objects must have captions and/or text transcripts .

Description

Best Practice Type: Manual Check

Video and audio objects must have captions and/or text transcripts .

Markup

object (HTML4)

embed (HTML4)

a (HTML4)

area (HTML4)

Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 7.1 Provide synchronized captions for all multimedia that contains essential auditory information when it is provided to the public and/or required to be viewed by employees. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.22 (b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) Required Violation

Examples

Evaluation Techniues

none

Testsuite Tests

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