Rule MEDIA-3
Video objects must have audio descriptions if it contains essential visual information that is not discernable from the dialog or audio track.

Description

Best Practice Type: Manual Check

Video objects must have audio descriptions if it contains essential visual information that is not discernable from the dialog or audio track.

Markup

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Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 7.2 Provide audio descriptions for all multimedia that contains essential visual information when it is provided to the public and/or required to be viewed by employees. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.24 (d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described. Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 1.3 Until user agents can automatically read aloud the text equivalent of a visual track, provide an auditory description of the important information of the visual track of a multimedia presentation. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) Required Violation

Examples

Evaluation Techniues

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Testsuite Tests

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