WCAG – 1.2.5 Audio Description (Pre-Recorded) (Level AA)

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded): Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media. (Level AA)

Requirements

  • Video that includes important visual information has audio description.

Why is it important?

This ensures that information communicated visually in the video is available to people who cannot see it.

Summary

  • For videos that are pre-recorded, provide audio description of what happens on screen, even if you’ve already provided a text description.
  • Video content (like instructional videos, ads or interviews) must have audio description.

Common mistakes

  • A video includes important visual information but does not have audio description.
  • The audio description does not describe important information communicated visually in the video.
  • The audio description is not synchronised to complement the audio content of the video.

References

  1. Accessibility Guidelines- Github.io

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