6 · Audio/Video Features

Web 2.0 Services

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. Increased download speeds and more use of multimedia on the web means that additional text transcripts, captioning and sign language must be considered in a way that is appropriate for the content.


This test has 5 possible outcomes.

N/A Not applicable
0% No alternatives offered for video and audio (e.g. captions, transcripts) or no options to add when uploading.
33% Possible to access text summary (number of characters may be restricted) or add when uploading.
67% Possible to access full text transcript or add when uploading.
100% Captions are available or can be added when uploading. Sign language will be commented on. Transcript may also be provided.


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WCAG 2.0 1.2 Provide alternatives for time-based media. More Info