Text Equivalent for Dynamic Content

The Law

Section 508 Part 1194.22 Subpart b states:
Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.
Multimedia resources such as video, audio, animation and streaming media will have textual representations.

Multimedia includes video, audio, music, Flash animation, real-time streaming media, and prerecorded audio and video presentations. Captioning for the audio portion and audio description of visual information of multimedia presentations are considered equivalent alternatives. When an audio portion of a multimedia production is captioned, as required, the captioning must be synchronized with the audio. Synchronized captioning would be required so someone reading the captions could also watch the speaker and associate relevant body language with the speech.

What to Do

Submit a Caption Support Service Request Ticket

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