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Re: SC 1.2.2 and YouTube's auto captions

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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
SBCTC

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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?

https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20161007/F8

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

Thanks!

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