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