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Accessibility rules for videos and podcasts - Vic Gov digital guide

Accessibility requirements for adding video and audio content online.

Existing video and podcast content must be made Level A compliant.

Any new video and podcast content must be Level AA compliant.

Existing videos and audio clips (Level A)

As a minimum, for existing video and audio content to be migrated onto the Single Digital Presence CMS, it will require a transcript.

Transcript

The transcript should include:

  • Title
  • Producer of content
  • Text transcript in HTML format
  • Identify the name of the speaker
  • Ensure all speech content is included
  • Include relevant non-speech audio
  • Include any textual or graphical information shown in the video

New videos and audio clips (Level AA)

Videos and podcasts

When hiring videographers, please include the following requirements within briefs or requests for quotes.

Transcript

The transcript should include:

  • Title
  • Producer of content
  • Text transcript in HTML format
  • Identify the name of the speaker
  • Ensure all speech content is included
  • Include relevant non-speech audio
  • Include any textual or graphical information shown in the video

Closed captions on videos

  • A text representation of the sounds on a video timed with the action on screen.
  • Large font size is used
  • High-contrast colours
  • Remains on-screen long enough to be read
  • Can be turned on and off by the user
  • Have no periods without captions
  • Attribute speech to a particular speaker

Reviewed 05 December 2019

Vic Gov digital guide

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