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Re: Audio description in WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.2.5


From: glen walker
Date: Apr 23, 2021 12:45AM

That sounds like rubbish. Having gaps in the audio is unrelated to 1.2.5.
There's no indication in the normative SC that gaps are a prerequisite.
"Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video..." It doesn't
say all prerecorded video that has sufficient gaps. It says "all
prerecorded video". If you don't have sufficient gaps to create an AD,
then you need to re-record.

There's a slight hint in the non-normative understanding section that says
"During existing pauses in dialogue, audio description provides information
about action..." So what happens if you don't have "existing pauses"? It
means you weren't thinking about accessibility when it was recorded.
Sorry, you need to fix it. It doesn't say pauses must exist in order to
create AD.