Rule: Captions (Prerecorded)

Rule ID Video 2
Conformance Required
Definition Captions are provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such.
  • People who are deaf or have a hearing loss can access the auditory information in the synchronized media content through captions.
Conformance Required
WCAG Success Criteria

Success Criterion 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)

Rule Category Audio/Video
Rule Scope Element
  • For the video element use the track element to add a caption track to the video content.
  • Use WebVTT to encode the timed stamped captioning information for the audio content.
  • Use open captions to include the captions as part of the video.
  • If closed captions are not supported, use open captioning to include captions as part of the video.
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