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Re: Audio description in WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion1.2.5


From: Guy Hickling
Date: Apr 25, 2021 2:37PM

Having experienced a severe case of this issue myself only last week, I
have raised an issue against the WCAG for it. The problem I had was while
QAing an audit for an art museum website. It had numerous videos that
displayed a painting or sculpture and discussed it at great length for
about 20 minutes, but without anything to tell blind people what the
painting or sculpture actually showed or looked like! Fortunately this was
for an American museum so I pointed out that they need to do it urgently
for the ADA even if not for WCAG compliance! But I do think the WCAG should
provide more clarity on this.

So I have suggested adding a green Note to the Understanding document to
say add pauses where there aren't sufficient pauses already. And others
have built on that with an even stronger recommendation for actually
removing the problematic words from the Understanding document (which will
be a better solution if accepted). So maybe this problem will be sorted in
due course. I'll update this thread if it does.