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Re: Screen Readers and Video-only


From: glen walker
Date: Oct 29, 2021 1:56PM

That's exactly what WCAG 1.2.1 is for (
https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#audio-only-and-video-only-prerecorded). I
don't run across prerecorded video-only very often so it's nice to see an
example here.

1.2.1 says, "Either an alternative for time-based media or an audio track
is provided that presents equivalent information...". The "alternative" is
typically a transcript, as Aditya mentioned, but you can also provide an
audio track. Essentially an audio description. I wouldn't complain if you
provided both (smile).