1.2.4 – Captions (Live) (Level AA)

Live videos have captions

Your users sometimes rely on captions to enjoy your video content. Adding captions to live videos helps people use your website when you’re streaming live video.

What to do

Use a content management system that allows captions to be added live and probably a professional subtitler to do it for you.


Live video is mainly used by large broadcasting companies, but you might want to provide a live stream of a seminar for people who can’t physically attend, or perhaps you’re working for a University and need to put graduation ceremonies online.


If the video is an alternative for text.

See also

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