Pre-recorded and live-streaming videos must be made accessible using closed captioning. Social media videos must also contain closed captioning.

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Live video-only content (no audio)

Live video-only content must provide a short text alternative to describe the purpose of the video.

Pre-recorded video-only content (no audio)

Pre-recorded video with no audio requires an alternative, either with text describing the video or with audio describing the video.

WCAG Success Criteria

  • 1.1.1 Non-text content: All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose. (Level A)
  • 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded): 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 labeled as such. (Level A)
    • Prerecorded Video-only: Either an alternative for time-based media or an audio track is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded video-only content.
  • 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded): Captions are provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A)
  • 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded): An alternative for time-based media or audio description of the prerecorded video content is provided for synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A)
  • 1.2.4 Captions (Live): Captions are provided for all live audio content in synchronized media. (Level AA)
  • 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded): Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media. (Level AA)