I have tables...
- Is a table your only option? Tables are difficult for assistive technology to navigate. Only use tables when essential!
- Always have a table title and an overview caption for learners
- Avoid blank or merged cells
- Avoid using tables as a way to layout content...tables are for data or information
- Always have a header row
- Use the WebAIM Creating Accessible Tables resource for additional guidelines
A computer displaying video editing software
I have videos...
All videos must have captions that are:
- synchronized and appear at approximately the same time as the audio is delivered,
- equivalent and equal in content to that of the audio, including speaker identification and sound effects; and
- accessible and readily available to those who need or want them.
- Academic Innovation has a Caption Support Program to allow faculty to request assistance with the caption editing process for instructor-created course videos.
Source: Criteria from The Described and Captioned Media Program
Use the DCMP Captioning Tip sheet to learn additional information.
Other essential video elements
- Provide learners with access to any text transcripts, accessible slides, accessible PDFs, and other accessible visual aids.
- If a video includes essential information on the screen to understand the topic, the learner can hear audio descriptions within the video, or an alternative video with embedded audio descriptions is available
Use the DCMP Description Tip sheet to learn additional information. WebAIM also provides information on captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions.
What about videos made by other people?
If you are using videos that you have not created, please watch the video with captions to ensure they meet the guidelines in this section. Auto-generated captions do not typically meet guidelines. You also need to provide audio descriptions when necessary.
I need to meet learner accommodations
If you have not done so, reach out to Student Disability Services for insight on how to meet accommodations.
If you need steps on providing learners with additional accommodations for digital content, please review our Digital Accommodation Resources and Digital Accessibility Software Resources.