About

Version: WCAG 2.0+
Number: 1.2.5
Level: AA
Applicability: Video with accompanying audio
Requirement:

Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media.

Guidance:

Purpose

The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users who are blind or visually impaired can access the non-visual content (e.g., the actions of individuals, changes in scene, etc.) of a video through an audio description track.

How to Meet

For all video with audio content, authors must provide an audio descriptions track that describes any missing information only conveyed visually.

This success criterion only differs from success criterion 1.2.3 in that it requires an audio description track. A transcript is not sufficient.

Additional Information

The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: