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    Video content like instructional videos must have audio description. This ensures that information communicated visually in the video is available to people who cannot see it.

    Accessibility Requirements For 1.2.5 Audio description (pre-recorded) (AA)

    • Video that includes important visual information has audio description;

    Common mistakes for 1.2.5 Audio description (pre-recorded) (AA)

    • A video includes important visual information but does not have audio description;
    • The audio description does not describe important information communicated visually in the video;
    • The audio description is not synchronised to complement the audio content of the video.

    Techniques for 1.2.5 Audio description (pre-recorded) (AA)

    HTML Techniques 

    H96: Using the track element to provide audio descriptions

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    Common Failures for 1.2.5 Audio description (pre-recorded) (AA)

    • The following are common mistakes that are considered failures of Success Criterion 1.2.5 by the WCAG Working Group

    FAQs about Audio description (pre-recorded) (AA)

    What is audio description on a TV?

    Watch the audio description TV adverts. Audio description (AD) is additional commentary that explains what’s happening on screen. AD describes body language, expressions and movements, making the program clear through sound.

    What is the use of audio description?

    Audio description is a term used to describe the descriptive narration of key visual elements in a video or multimedia product. This process allows individuals who are blind to access content that is not otherwise accessible simply by listening to the audio.

    How do you stop Audio Description on TV?

    To deactivate the voice narrator goes to the Settings. Select General > then Accessibility. Then Accessibility > to Audio Description. Turn off the Audio Description

    What is audio description example?

    Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations such as television programs, films and live performances. During gaps in dialogue, it describes visual elements such as scenes, settings, actions and costumes

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