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Using videos online - Vic Gov digital guide

Existing video content must be made Level A compliant.

Any new video content must be Level AA compliant.

Existing videos (Level A)

As a minimum, for existing video content to be migrated onto the new website CMS, it will require a video transcript.

Transcript

The transcript must be provided in HTML and immediately after the video, and should include:

  • Title
  • Producer of content
  • Text transcript within 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
  • Indicate the end of the transcript if on the same page as the video
  • Provide a link to return to the video if on another page

Creating new videos (Level AA)

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

Transcript

The transcript must be provided in HTML and immediately after the video, and should include:

  • Title
  • Producer of content
  • Text transcript within 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
  • Indicate the end of the transcript is on the same page as the video
  • Provide a link to return to the video if on another page

Closed Captions

  • 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 06 December 2018

Vic Gov digital guide

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