Provide a text alternative to pre-recorded videos.


Users with visual and/or hearing impairments may not be able perceive the information in a video from its soundtrack or captions.

How to Pass

Provide a full text transcript for your video and link to it from near the original content


If the video is itself an alternative, you don’t need to add a transcript.


You may have fulfilled this Guideline if you chose to meet 1.2.3 – Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded) with a text transcript.

A good transcript contains all information in the video, such as visual cues, description and dialogue attribution.

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