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Accessibility Guide

A guide to accessible content!

Multimedia Accessibility Checklist

Audio Content

  • Is there a transcript or closed captioning available for all audio content provided in an accessible format (PDF, Word, etc.)?
  • Is the transcript/captions available as either a supplemental document or a hyperlink to online version of the transcript?

Video Content

  • If audio is not present in a video that relays information, is an audio track to describe the video present?
  • Is a textual description of the video provided before it is shown or is there a link to another page that adequately describes the video being presented?

Multimedia Content

  • For any multimedia presentation, is a synchronized equivalent provided, including captions or possible descriptions of the content if captions are insufficient and fail to adequately describe the content of the video (i.e. the presentation of a chart, slide, or table)?
  • For the content with captions, are they appropriately synced to multimedia?

Content Control

  • Is content able to be controlled by the user, including opportunities to start, stop, disable, pause or bypass, as screen readers may not be able to handle the animations appropriately? This should be tested with a screen reader.
  • Does the player provide labels for all controls (play, pause, stop, etc.) as an enhancement for all users?
  • Is context and orientation for any complicated content provided, such as including a text equivalent for multimedia content describing design or major components (example - detailed description (written out) for an image file presented within a presentation)?
  • Is the order of the materials logical and consistent? Screen readers and audio browsers access materials from left to right and top to bottom. Users may navigate using either tabs, arrow keys or mice.
  • Can all navigation be utilized by a keyboard?

For all embedded multimedia, please list a source the original link below so if issues arise, students can access the original content.