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Re: Screen Readers and Video-only


From: David Engebretson Jr.
Date: Oct 29, 2021 2:14PM

And, if you are interested in using a multi-media player that provides interactive transcripts and is fully accessible, check out AblePlayer:

It's a nice solution with lots of flexibility.

I've also seen folks provide a download link of the transcript, or simply put the transcript below the media player. Transcripts are great for everyone!


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That content should be in a transcript that details the video and must include text visible in video.

VTT is for closed captions and in this case it should just say “No Audio” for the entire time.

The transcript can be separate from the video player itself. Think if this as a alt text for video.


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> On Oct 29, 2021, at 8:45 AM, Swift, Daniel P. < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
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