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SC 1.2.2 and YouTube's auto captions


From: Tomlins Diane
Date: Jun 27, 2017 2:06PM

I have some folks who want to argue that YouTube's automatic captions will pass the 1.2.2 Criteria - "look, it has captions!". While I know relying on YT's auto captions is just a bad idea since they are often so wrong, DOES it actually pass the criteria if the CC is available? Or does it fail regardless, as per this example?


I'd like to make sure I am armed with enough material to get them to understand that auto captions doesn't cut it.


Diane R Tomlins
HCA IT&S | Digital Media
Accessibility SME