Success Criterion 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A): For prerecorded audio-only and prerecorded video-only media, the following are true, except when the audio or video is a media alternative for text and is clearly labelled as such:
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An alternative for time-based media is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded audio-only content.
Either an alternative for time-based media or an audio track is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded video-only content.
Why is it required?
It is difficult for people with disabilities to perceive audio or video-only (prerecorded) media without any text or audio alternatives.
Are there any exceptions?
An audio track provided as an alternative to understand the video does not require a text transcript.
Mistakes to avoid
Lastly, we have listed out the common mistakes committed by websites
- Audio-only media not having a text transcript
- The text transcript does not convey the same information as audio or video-only media
- The text transcript is missing descriptions of important sound effects in video/audio-only media
- The text transcript is missing descriptions of key visual information in the video-only media
Understanding Success Criterion 1.2.1: Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)