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    All content that is audio-only like a podcast, or video-only like a silent movie, must have a text description or an audio description. This ensures that information communicated for sight and sound is available to people who cannot see or hear.

    Accessibility Requirements for 1.2.1 Audio-only and video-only (A)

    • Audio only content that communicates information (like a podcast) has a text transcript;
    • Video-only content that communicates information (like a silent movie) has a text transcript that describes the video or a audio description.

    Common Mistakes for 1.2.1 Audio-only and video-only (A)

    • Audio-only content that communicates information does not have a text transcript;
    • Video-only content that communicates information does not have a text transcript or an audio description;
    • The text transcript for audio-only content does not include all spoken dialogue and sound effects;
    • The text transcript for video-only content does not include descriptions of all important visual information;
    • The text transcript for audio-only or video-only content is not clearly labelled as such.
    • The audio description for video-only content does not include descriptions of all important visual information;

    Techniques for 1.2.1 Audio-only and video-only (A) 

    FAQs for Audio-only and video-only (A)

    Is there need for text alternative for an audio narration?

    Authors do have the choice of providing either an audio description or a full text alternative.

    Examples for audio-only

    An audio recording of a speech
    An audio recording of a press conference
    Podcast

    Examples for video-only

    An animation that illustrates how a car engine works
    A video-only file

    Can Screen readers read video?

    Is there need for text alternative for an audio narration?
    Authors do have the choice of providing either an audio description or a full text alternative.
    Examples for audio-only
    An audio recording of a speech
    An audio recording of a press conference
    Podcast
    Examples for video-only
    An animation that illustrates how a car engine works
    A video-only file

    What is prerecorded audio?

    For video and audio, requires descriptions of visual-only and audible-only details, in addition to dialogue, be delivered as a text alternative version. It is not required that it is synchronized. A text version can serve as the media alternative

    Related to Audio-only and Video-only (Pre-recorded) 

    Useful resources for 1.2.1 Audio-only and video-only (A)

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