Many websites nowadays are using multimedia elements to provide information. Multimedia often makes a website more interesting, fun and attractive to the user. However, multimedia elements might be a barrier for some users with disabilities.
- The user is unable to hear the audio
- The user is unable to see the content of the video
- The user is unable to operate the video player controls
- Provide captions. Learn how to create captions
- Provide audio description. Learn how to create audio description
- Use an accessible video player. We recommend the ccPlayer.
How To Embed Video in Your Website?
If you are embedding a player in your Website and want to work for different browser platforms, you need to create a simple html workaround in order to make your website’s XHTML conform.
The user is unable to hear the audio.
- For audio that contains spoken words, provide a audio transcript. Learn how to create transcripts
- For audio that contains only other sounds, such as music or sound effects, provide a descriptive phrase:
Either you have an image where you can attach the alt text.
Example: <A HREF=“access.wav”> <IMG SRC=“audio.gif” ALT=“Sound file: SF State for accessibility. ”>Listen to a message from the president. </A>
Or you put the description in the text close to the audio file.
- For a very short audio file, you can also use the image solution or descriptive text close to the audio file. More information on the image solution for audio files