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Screen Readers and Video-only


From: Swift, Daniel P.
Date: Oct 29, 2021 7:45AM

Good morning!

Question for the group ... we have a video that plays on a webpage that does not have audio; however, there are visuals with written information which is still important to convey. What is the best way to make this available to people using screen readers?

I have the text available but I'm unsure of the best way to make it available. Should I link to a text file? Provide it as a track as a vtt file? Both? What is the most inclusive way to include this information?

Many thanks!

Daniel Swift, MBA
Senior Web Specialist
University Communications and Marketing
West Chester University