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1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative [Level A]

Description

Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)

1.2.3 An alternative for time-based media or audio description of the prerecorded video content is provided for synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A)Understanding Success Criterion 1.2.3

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Sufficent Techniques

Sufficient Techniques for 1.2.3 - Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)

Note: Other techniques may also be sufficient if they meet the success criterion.

  1. G69: Providing an alternative for time based media using one of the following techniques

  2. Linking to the alternative for time-based media using one of the following techniques

  3. G78: Providing a second, user-selectable, audio track that includes audio descriptions

  4. G78: Providing a second, user-selectable, audio track that includes audio descriptions AND SL1: Accessing Alternate Audio Tracks in Silverlight Media (Silverlight)

  5. G173: Providing a version of a movie with audio descriptions using one of the following:

  6. G8: Providing a movie with extended audio descriptions using one of the following:

  7. G203: Using a static text alternative to describe a talking head video

Advisory Techniques

Advisory Techniques for 1.2.3 - Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)

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Failures

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Notes

This can be satisfied by providing EITHER a transcript OR audio description.

However, the AA SC 1.2.5 requires audio description. As such, providing audio description satisfies both this 1.2.3 (A) AND 1.2.5 (AA)

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