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From: Corrine Schoeb
Date: Mon, Dec 03 2018 1:29PM
Subject: Video with no sound
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Our marketing/communication department would like to prominently display a
video which has no sound.

What are good ways to indicate there is no sound for this video?

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Corrine Schoeb
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From: glen walker
Date: Mon, Dec 03 2018 3:14PM
Subject: Re: Video with no sound
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I've seen that before and since my hearing is ok, I've wondered if my
speakers were muted or something. I have never seen an indication that a
video does not have any sound but it would certainly be a useful thing to
indicate.

I suppose a simple "No Sound" image or text in the corner of the video
would indicate it. If there are other controls on the video that's
playing, such as volume or closed caption widgets, that would help too.
The closed caption could be "No sound or music" or "No audio" or something
like that. The volume could be at 0 or the muted icon (although that might
indicate that the mute could be turned off somehow).

Make sure you have a way to pause or stop the video (wcag 2.2.2
<https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-pause.html>).

And you should probably set aria-hiddden="true" on the video container if
the video is purely decorative.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM Corrine Schoeb < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Our marketing/communication department would like to prominently display a
> video which has no sound.
>
> What are good ways to indicate there is no sound for this video?
>
> --
>
> Corrine Schoeb
> Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS
> 610-957-6208
>
> *** Swarthmore College ITS will never ask you for your password, including
> by email. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and the
> security of our network.
> > > > >

From: Norma
Date: Mon, Dec 03 2018 6:09PM
Subject: Re: Video with no sound
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I create a caption that says something to the effect of [video is silent
throughout]. If it's long, I include it at intervals.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 5:17 PM glen walker < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> I've seen that before and since my hearing is ok, I've wondered if my
> speakers were muted or something. I have never seen an indication that a
> video does not have any sound but it would certainly be a useful thing to
> indicate.
>
> I suppose a simple "No Sound" image or text in the corner of the video
> would indicate it. If there are other controls on the video that's
> playing, such as volume or closed caption widgets, that would help too.
> The closed caption could be "No sound or music" or "No audio" or something
> like that. The volume could be at 0 or the muted icon (although that might
> indicate that the mute could be turned off somehow).
>
> Make sure you have a way to pause or stop the video (wcag 2.2.2
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-pause.html>).
>
> And you should probably set aria-hiddden="true" on the video container if
> the video is purely decorative.
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM Corrine Schoeb < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> wrote:
>
> > Our marketing/communication department would like to prominently display
> a
> > video which has no sound.
> >
> > What are good ways to indicate there is no sound for this video?
> >
> > --
> >
> > Corrine Schoeb
> > Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS
> > 610-957-6208
> >
> > *** Swarthmore College ITS will never ask you for your password,
> including
> > by email. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and the
> > security of our network.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >

From: Laura Fathauer
Date: Tue, Dec 04 2018 1:07PM
Subject: Re: Video with no sound
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I typically do that as just an initial caption at the start.

Laura


On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 8:09 PM Norma < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> I create a caption that says something to the effect of [video is silent
> throughout]. If it's long, I include it at intervals.
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 5:17 PM glen walker < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > I've seen that before and since my hearing is ok, I've wondered if my
> > speakers were muted or something. I have never seen an indication that a
> > video does not have any sound but it would certainly be a useful thing to
> > indicate.
> >
> > I suppose a simple "No Sound" image or text in the corner of the video
> > would indicate it. If there are other controls on the video that's
> > playing, such as volume or closed caption widgets, that would help too.
> > The closed caption could be "No sound or music" or "No audio" or
> something
> > like that. The volume could be at 0 or the muted icon (although that
> might
> > indicate that the mute could be turned off somehow).
> >
> > Make sure you have a way to pause or stop the video (wcag 2.2.2
> > <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-pause.html>).
> >
> > And you should probably set aria-hiddden="true" on the video container if
> > the video is purely decorative.
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM Corrine Schoeb < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Our marketing/communication department would like to prominently
> display
> > a
> > > video which has no sound.
> > >
> > > What are good ways to indicate there is no sound for this video?
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Corrine Schoeb
> > > Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS
> > > 610-957-6208
> > >
> > > *** Swarthmore College ITS will never ask you for your password,
> > including
> > > by email. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and
> the
> > > security of our network.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >

From: Krista Greear
Date: Tue, Dec 04 2018 10:01PM
Subject: Re: Video with no sound
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Don't forget to provide Audio Description for the video. Users who are
blind will have no access to a video with "no sound" unless there is an
audio component explaining the visuals on the screen.

Krista

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:08 PM Laura Fathauer < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> I typically do that as just an initial caption at the start.
>
> Laura
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 8:09 PM Norma < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > I create a caption that says something to the effect of [video is silent
> > throughout]. If it's long, I include it at intervals.
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 5:17 PM glen walker < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> wrote:
> >
> > > I've seen that before and since my hearing is ok, I've wondered if my
> > > speakers were muted or something. I have never seen an indication
> that a
> > > video does not have any sound but it would certainly be a useful thing
> to
> > > indicate.
> > >
> > > I suppose a simple "No Sound" image or text in the corner of the video
> > > would indicate it. If there are other controls on the video that's
> > > playing, such as volume or closed caption widgets, that would help too.
> > > The closed caption could be "No sound or music" or "No audio" or
> > something
> > > like that. The volume could be at 0 or the muted icon (although that
> > might
> > > indicate that the mute could be turned off somehow).
> > >
> > > Make sure you have a way to pause or stop the video (wcag 2.2.2
> > > <https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-pause.html>).
> > >
> > > And you should probably set aria-hiddden="true" on the video container
> if
> > > the video is purely decorative.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM Corrine Schoeb < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Our marketing/communication department would like to prominently
> > display
> > > a
> > > > video which has no sound.
> > > >
> > > > What are good ways to indicate there is no sound for this video?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Corrine Schoeb
> > > > Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS
> > > > 610-957-6208
> > > >
> > > > *** Swarthmore College ITS will never ask you for your password,
> > > including
> > > > by email. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and
> > the
> > > > security of our network.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >


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Krista Greear
Accessibility and Inclusivity Crusader