Media and Multimedia

Media includes images, videos, and audio. In order to be accessible, practice the following principles:

  • Images must have alternate text. This means an equivalent description of the image.  If an image contains text, the alt text must include the same text in the image.
  • Videos must have an alternative or an audio track that provides equivalent information. This means that there must either be a full description of the visuals in the video, or audio description must be provided.
  • Audio must have an alternative, such as captions or a transcript, that shows all auditory information (including important sounds).
  • Disable auto-playing media and multimedia.  

If there is a pedagogical or business reason media with flashing or blinking content is needed, provide a warning to users.

For more information, continue through the Media and Multimedia section and review UConn's Accessible Media and Multimedia Checklist.

Last modified August 28, 2019