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Re: SC 1.2.2 and YouTube's auto captions

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From: Tomlins Diane
Date: Jun 27, 2017 3:04PM


Thanks John, great points..

>To answer that question requires another question: what is your ultimate goal here? To be in compliance with WCAG 2.0 for legal reasons, or to use SC 1.2.2 Criteria to make video content truly accessible to those end-user who require captions?

And the answer is not cut and dried either, unfortunately. The *ultimate* goal is to make videos truly accessible for those who require captions and I won't stop pushing for that.

The near-term answer - is that we need to meet SC 1.2.2 for compliance to the standard. Since accuracy sadly doesn't fail the criteria (yet), then technically we'd be covered from that perspective.

I want to make it right the first time around, but I probably won't win that argument today - and just insist that proper captions are added in an upcoming production push. :-/

Diane R Tomlins
HCA IT&S | Digital Media
Hi Diane,