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WCAG: 1.2.8 Media Alternative (Prerecorded)

media-alternative

​What a Media Alternative Means

A lot of this Level AAA mandate is a bit redundant if you provided a text description. This mandate is much more in-depth and requires that all audible and visual cues be described in sync with the media. Since a lot of this is already covered, we'll go into a bit more technical detail on how to embed something like this on your site (assuming you're using a platform such as YouTube or Vimeo) and embedding the video on your site.

Let's take the following embed code for a video concerning an invasion of Golden Retriever puppies...

The above video will have the following embed code:

For a screen reader to pick up the link to the extended audio description, you could simply use <noembed> to insert the URL of the text page.

Lastly, if the video describes any 'calls to action' or URLs, those must also be listed in the description.