Audio and Video
The increased prevalence of audio and video features on websites necessitates a careful look at these standards. The WAI suggests that site owners plan for audio and video media with accessibility in mind. Knowing in advance how to script, film and deliver content in the most accessible way possible alleviates the burden of reworking or adding burdensome, text-heavy explanations and alternatives.
Here are some audio production tips:
- Use low background sounds or audio tracks
- Have the actors or on-screen talent speak slowly and clearly
- Use clear, straightforward language in scripts
- Create the highest quality audio possible
Here are some video production tips:
- Pay attention to flashes, which could violate seizure prevention standards
- Block the actors or on-screen talent for maximum on-screen visibility
- Plan for overlay text that is highly readable and accurate
- Add sign language or audio descriptions of the visual content
These lists are non-exhaustive but a good start to thinking about creating content that as many people as possible can enjoy.