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Re: Videos - do we need both captions and transcripts?

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 15:41:42 -0500
To: Nimisha Joshi <nimisha.joshi@northwestern.edu>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170202204142.GB2476@opera.rednote.net>
It's generally expected that people requiring captions aren't hearing
audio content, but are seing visual content.

Therefore, transcript is specified to support those who neither see nor


Nimisha Joshi writes:
> Hello All,
> I have a super elementary question, what is the difference between prerecorded and synchronized video?  From what I can gather, it seems there is a level of interaction with synchronized video, like online tutorials or eLearning. Am I close?
> Transcript are for prerecorded (according to this Section 508 checklist item 2.2<https://www.hhs.gov/web/section-508/making-files-accessible/checklist/html/index.html?language=es>) and captions are for synchronized (checklist item 2.3).
> If this is irrelevant and you advise using captions for all video content (except for a silent movie, of course) or if we need both captions and transcripts?
> Thank you again for all your advice.
> Thanks,
> NJ


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