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Re: SC 1.2.2 and YouTube's auto captions


From: Angela French
Date: Jun 27, 2017 3:20PM

Maybe this would be a smart aleck answer for them but ask them if html pages with misspelled text all over them is okay? I suspect the answer would be no.

Angela French

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Tomlins Diane
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:07 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] SC 1.2.2 and YouTube's auto captions

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