Provide text alternatives for pre-recorded videos.
Users with visual and/or hearing impairments may not be able to 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 text transcript is a document that includes all information present in the video, essentially a script for the video. This means including any visual cues (for example, ‘The fisherman holds up a large bass.’) as well as dialogue and non-speech sounds.
What is the best way to attach a full text transcript? As a PDF? Are there established guidelines or standards for how to format the full text transcript (e.g. font size, indentation, include occasional time stamps, etc)? I’ve looked for examples online but I haven’t been able to find any.
Hi, I recommend a HTML page rather than PDFas they’re more reliably accessible if built right. No real format you have to use (of course following the other guidelines on content) but I find that using sections to indicate scenes, changes of voice or description of information thats not spoken works well. Happy to look over anything you have.
Could you link me to any site with examples?
Sure: http://www.ohlone.edu/org/transfer/#video the 2nd video links off to a transcript
That’s a great example! Thank you!