Is your video compliant?

The checklist below is based on the content in the video. Acceptable answers are: yes, no or n/a.

If 'No' is the answer to any item, then the document is not 508 compliant.

These checks should be performed on all videos:
(No matter what is present in the actual content.)

  1. Do video only files have an accurate transcript? WCAG criterion 1.2.1
  2. Is the video free from content that flashes more than 3 times per second? WCAG criterion 2.3.1
  3. Can the video be paused or stopped? WCAG criterion 2.2.2
  4. Does any information conveyed with color have a non-color method for understanding? WCAG criterion 1.4.1
  5. Does all text which is not narrated (with the exception of logos) have a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 or greater no matter the size? WCAG criterion 1.4.3
  6. Do all videos have accurate and synchronized captions? WCAG criterion 1.2.2
  7. Do captions have a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 or greater no matter the size? WCAG criterion 1.4.3
  8. Are there any informational parts of the video that require audio description to be understood by users with limited sight and if so, is a second version with audio description available? WCAG criterion 1.2.5
This checklist is based on the new WCAG 2.0 requirements effective January 18, 2018.

Tool Tip

If you re-edit the video content, you may have to re-edit the captions, transcripts and/or audio descriptions.


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