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Re: Screen Readers and Video-only


From: Swift, Daniel P.
Date: Nov 1, 2021 7:33AM

This is all great information. Thanks everyone for your feedback!

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

From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:07 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen Readers and Video-only

Also make sure that if the video starts playing automatically, that
users are able to stop it (in a way that is accessible).
I typically recommned putting a "stop video" button next to the skip
link at the top of the page (and treat it like a skip link, visible to
screen reader users at all times and to keyobard only users when the
link receives focus), mouse users can click on the stop/pause button
in the video player I assume.
I typically recommend making the transcript available as HTML file in
an expandable section right next to the vieo player.
<summary>View video transcript</summary>

<h2>Transcript for x</h2> (x is the title of the video)
rest of transcript

If the text is really important to the context of hte page, just make
it visible on the page at all times, with the video being a visual
You still have to make sure users are able to stop/pause it of course.

On 10/30/21, <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >
< <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:
> For blind SR users I'd add as BEST PRACTICE:
> Consider a text alternative with rich semantics (headings, lists, ...), not
> only a transcript. For instance, a ordered list describes step by step what
> has to be done.
> This takes less time to perceive information, navigate between steps and
> copy text to edit.
> And sometimes a description for an alternative way to perform the
> functionality with keyboard only might be a necessary nice to have:
> Think of a video that shows where to click on the screen to print. The
> information should be provided that ctrl + p does the same.
> And provide the corresponding heading information:
> - Video transcript: Printing with a mouse click
> - Printing with keyboard shortcuts
> Wolfgang
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> On Behalf Of glen
> walker
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2021 9:56 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >>
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen Readers and Video-only
> That's exactly what WCAG 1.2.1 is for (
> https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#audio-only-and-video-only-prerecorded<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).
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> > > > >

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