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Re: Auto generated closed captions from YouTube videos and WCAG compliancy


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Aug 21, 2020 4:51AM

Also, make sure captions are factually accurate, pay special attention
to numbers / figures.
If your video advertizes a product for 300 dollars but captions say 30
dollars, a client is not exactly going to be satisfied when they find
out the price is 10 times what they thought was advertised. An extreme
example, but I've often seen auto captions mess up numbers.
You can do the same with key facts, figure out the top 3 facts video
is communicating and make sure captions accurately convey this.
Rest is more about quality of work rather than accessibility conformance.

On 8/21/20, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On 21/08/2020 08:43, Wing Kuet wrote:
>> Does anyone have a view on whether the auto generated closed captions from
>> YouTube videos meets WCAG compliancy for the success criteria1.2.2
>> Captions (Level A)?
>> The reason I ask is because the auto generated closed captioning is not
>> always accurate to what is actually spoken in the video. E.g. phonetic
>> sounds from different languages are misinterpreted sometimes.
> The criterion doesn't specify anything about accuracy - there's probably
> an implicit intention that captions should be 100% accurate. But even
> for human-generated captions, errors can slip through.
> My personal take would be: if the Google autocaptions are completely and
> utterly broken (very low accuracy rate), a hard fail under 1.2.2. If
> there's the occasional word/sentence that's incorrect, I'd squeak that
> through as a pass but note to the client that they really should spend
> the time to clean up the autogenerated captions.
> P
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