Re: Meaning of "synchronized media"

Thank you all for the helpful responses.

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:34 PM, Gregg Vanderheiden <> wrote:

> It is audio synchronized with anything
> Some examples
> - audio and video   (e.g. movie, video, youtube
> - audio and animation
> - autio and interaction   (e.g.   to do x hit RETURN now)
> It is video synchronized with anything
> Some Examples
> - video and audio   (e.g. movie, video, youtube ) (same as above
> - video and interaction  (e.g.  as you watch the video - clicking on the
> video will cause different things to happen depending where in the video
> you click)
> PS  this would probably be good to put this into the Understanding WCAG
> 2.0
> *gregg*
> On Feb 5, 2016, at 8:14 AM, Robin Hillman <> wrote:
> Hello --
> I have a question about the meaning of "synchronized media", because the
> terms used seem very specific. This is related to SC 1.2.5 in WCAG 2.0:
> It defines synchronized media as:
> "audio or video synchronized with another format for presenting
> information and/or with time-based interactive components, unless the media
> is a media alternative for text that is clearly labeled as such"
> My confusion is around "audio or video synchronized with another format"
> -- what is "another format"? What would some examples of synchronized media
> be? Does this necessarily include something like a movie?
> So does this mean that all videos (I mean, audio & video, like what you
> would see on youtube) would require described audio in order to meet this
> SC?
> Thanks!
> -Robin Hillman

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