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Digital Accessibility Tips

Digital Accessibility Tip #2

Provide alternatives for time-based media.

Two women, recording a podcast together.

What is time-based media?

  • Recorded audio

  • Recorded video

  • Live audio

  • Live video

  • Any combination of audio and video

Learn more about time-based media

What are alternatives for time-based media?

We use alternatives to support people with certain disabilities who will not be able to perceive information communicated through moving images or sound.

Alternatives for time-based media include transcripts for media containing audio or video, synchronized captions for recorded video (or live captions for live video containing audio), audio descriptions for recorded video, and sign language for media containing audio.

Review definitions for time-based alternatives

Learn more about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Accessibility Requirements for Video

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