For those who have sensory disabilities such as deafness or a hearing impairment and for those who may have cognitive learning disabilities offering alternatives for videos with audio, podcasts or audio files for download is essential. With the increase in download speeds the amount of multimedia on the web has increased so additional text transcripts, captioning, and sign language can be very helpful. (W3C WCAG 2.0 1.2).
These techniques may be used to perform the test.
Quick Overview: Manual check and view access to alternatives in WebbIE with Thunder or NVDA in Firefox.
Criteria for this Test
|No chance to add alternatives when uploading or no alternative offered.|
|Possible to add text summary (number of characters may be restricted) when uploading or small summary offered.|
|Possible to add full text transcript when uploading or full transcript offered.|
|Text and graphics only service or possible to add captioning and a transcript when uploading. Sign language will be commented on. Alternative to video offered.|