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 full text transcript for your video and link to it from near the original content.
- If the video needs audio description, make sure that is also in place.
- You may have fulfilled this Guideline if you chose to meet Guideline 1.2.3 with a text transcript and then fulfilled Guideline 1.2.5 with audio description.
- A good transcript contains all information in the video, such as visual cues, description and dialogue attribution.
If the video is itself an alternative, you don’t need to add a transcript.
- Guideline 1.2.3 – Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded)
- Guideline 1.2.5 – Audio Description (Pre-recorded)
- Guideline 1.2.7 – Extended Audio Description (pre-recorded)
- Understanding Success Criterion 1.2.8 (W3C)