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    Video content like instructional videos, promotions and interviews, must have captions that are synchronized with the audio content of the video. This ensures that the information communicated by the audio part of the video is available to people who cannot hear it.

    Accessibility Requirements for 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded) (A)

    • All video content has captions that are synchronized with the audio content of the video;
    • Captions include all the spoken dialogue and important sound effects from the audio part of the video.

    Common mistakes for 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded) (A)

    • The video does not have synchronized captions;
    • The video has captions but they do not include all the spoken dialogue and important sound effects from the audio content of the video;
    • The video has captions but they are not synchronized with the audio content of the video.

    Techniques for 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded) (A)

    FAQs for 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded) (A)

    Do videos need to be 508 compliant?

    Videos used and distributed by the government must be 508-compliant. But for organizations that aren’t creating US government videos, 508-compliance still has value.

    What makes a video ADA compliant?

    Accessible videos have three main elements: Captions—The audio parts of your video appear as text at the appropriate time and give access to people who are hearing impaired or deaf. An audio description—A description of a video’s visual elements, gives access to people who are blind or visually impaired.

    How are closed captions generated?

    Closed captioning is either in a recorded (offline) format or live (in real-time). For captions to show up on your television screen at the right time, the captioning is embedded in the television signal and becomes visible when a special decoder built directly into the TV activates.

    What is synchronized media?

    Audio or video synchronized with another format for presenting information and/or with time-based interactive components, unless the media is a media alternative for text that is clearly labeled as such.

    Related to Captions (prerecorded) (A)

    Useful resources for 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded) (A)

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