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Accessible Multi-Media Characteristics

Multi-Media Accessibility in a Nutshell

So, just what are the basics to know about Multi-Media accessibility?

The Process

Implement W3C WCAG guidelines to fulfill the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

This Means

  • Transcripts and captions must be provided and having one does not substitute for having the other.

  • Captions - must be synchronized, equivalent, and accessible.

Synchronized: The text content appears at the same time as audio.

Equivalent: Captions should be equivalent to that of the spoken word.

Accessible: Captions should be readily accessible and available.

The Presentation

Use multi-media players with accessible controls for stop; pause; previous; and next. The controls must be visible (color and size) and available from the keyboard (not mouse dependent).

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