Captions (pre-recorded)

Where ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface, it shall satisfy the success criterion in Table 11.3.

Table 11.3: Software success criterion: Captions (pre-recorded)

Captions are provided for all pre-recorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such.

NOTE 1: The WCAG 2.0 definition of "captions" notes that "in some countries, captions are called subtitles". They are also sometimes referred to as "subtitles for the hearing impaired". Per the definition in WCAG 2.0, to meet this success criterion, whether called captions or subtitles, they would have to provide "synchronized visual and / or text alternative for both speech and non-speech audio information needed to understand the media content" where non-speech information includes "sound effects, music, laughter, speaker identification and location".

NOTE 2: This success criterion is identic.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
  1. The ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface.
  1. Check that the software does not fail the Success Criterion in Table 11.3.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false


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