Your audio is clear for listeners to hear Some of your users will have difficulties with their hearing. They will not be able to hear your audio content as clearly as other users. You can help by ensuring that all of your audio is clear. If you have pre-recorded audio-only content, keep background noise to a minimum …

Read more 1.4.7 – Low or No Background Audio (Level AAA)

Contrast ratio between your text and background is at least 7:1 All of your users will benefit from a good contrast between the text on your website and the background colour. Some of your users with visual impairments need a stronger contrast than others, so getting your colours right is essential. While the minimum contrast for Level …

Read more 1.4.6 – Contrast (Enhanced) (Level AAA)

Provide alternatives for live audio When broadcasting live audio-only content, such as a live podcast or radio stream, some users will rely on an alternative to the audio to understand your content. What to do Add closed captions to live audio; or If the live broadcast is from a prepared script, make the script text available from near the …

Read more 1.2.9 – Audio Only (Live) (Level AAA)

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Provide a text alternative to your videos While you may have produced captions or audio description to enhance your videos, some users will rely on a text alternative to get the information. Providing a full text transcript of a video, including links to any calls to action, can help make it more accessible. What to do Provide a …

Read more 1.2.8 – Media Alternative (Pre-recorded) (Level AAA)

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Provide extended audio description for videos Your users who value audio description need to receive the same information that other users get from your video. Extended audio description can help where your video conveys large amounts of information without enough pauses in the regular soundtrack for audio description to work. Extended audio description is simply pausing …

Read more 1.2.7 – Extended Audio Description (Pre-recorded) (Level AAA)

Sign language
Provide sign language translations for videos Some of your users will want to view sign language interpretations of your videos. Adding this feature offers those users the same information as others. What to do Make an alternative version of your video with a sign language interpreter embedded and link to it from near the original content. See also …

Read more 1.2.6 – Sign Language (Pre-recorded) (Level AAA)

Reduce the risk of input errors for sensitive data All users make mistakes when inputting data (for example, into forms and checkouts). You should try to prevent errors occurring, especially when users are committing to legal or financial agreements, or otherwise sharing their data. Users can make costly mistakes if they don't fully understand the implications of …

Read more 3.3.4 – Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)

Icons and buttons are consistently identifiable It should be obvious that using consistent identification across your website helps your users move around, interact and do what it is you want them to do. Sadly, it’s often overlooked and buttons, icons or links with the same function look completely different. Users with screen readers and screen magnifiers benefit …

Read more 3.2.4 – Consistent Identification (Level AA)