Video transcripts, captions and audio descriptions
If you publish video it must be accessible to people who cannot hear audio or see video footage.
We can create the required accessible alternatives for your video.
OzPlayer: The first completely accessible video player
OzPlayer is fully compliant with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2.0, Level AA.
- No keyboard traps
- Supports captions and audio descriptions
- Provides a moving transcript
- HTML5 video and audio
- Supports desktop and mobile browsers.
AccessibilityOz can create the required equivalent alternatives for your video; including
- WCAG2 Level A (required by December 2012)
- a transcript which is embedded within the HTML
- synchronised captions
- WCAG2 Level AA (required by December 2014)
- a synchronised audio description.
For an example of transcripts, captions and audio descriptions developed by AccessibilityOz please see the Victorian Transport Accident Commission’s Pictures of You website.
What are transcripts, captions and audio descriptions
Transcripts provide speech content and other important contextual information. They are created manually from the original video files provided. Transcripts do not just include the speech in the video, but also relevant visual information, such as text on the screen, diagrammatic information and important camera shots.
Transcripts are converted into caption files and associated with the video. Captions include all relevant audio information, such as speech, music and important sounds.
The use of synchronised captions enables people who are deaf or who are hard of hearing to watch video.
Audio descriptions are narration added to the soundtrack to describe important visual details that cannot be understood from the main soundtrack alone.
Audio descriptions enable people who are blind or vision impaired to hear a description of what is happening in the video, which is not direct speech.