Audio and Video Accessibility

Audio and Video Accessibility

General Information

Captioning your live and recorded video is a requirement under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA. Providing audio description for pre-recorded video is also required.The Guidelines are included in Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act and several state web accessibility laws. Oklahoma is one of those states.

Here we have put together information and tools that can help you to get a handle on creating more accessible videos for the web.

Live Closed Captioning in Popular Platforms

Live captioning is best done by a human being. The technology gets better all the timey. However it can still make captions that are not as accurate as they need to be.

Captioning Services

Oklahoma ABLE Tech does not endorse one service over others. The list below contains some of the services that provide live and/or post-recording captioning services.

Do It Yourself Tools

It is possible to provide captions to your multimedia after recording is done. The tools below will help with that.

Embedded Players

Accessible multimedia isn't just about transcripts and captions. If you have an embedded audio or video player on your website then you will need to make sure that it is accessible, too. Read about the things to keep in mind about embedded players here.