7.2.1: Audio description playback

Where ICT displays video with synchronized audio, it shall provide a mechanism to select and play available audio description to the default audio channel.

Where video technologies do not have explicit and separate mechanisms for audio description, an ICT is deemed to satisfy this requirement if the ICT enables the user to select and play several audio tracks.

Notes

  1. In such cases, the video content can include the audio description as one of the available audio tracks.
  2. Audio descriptions in digital media sometimes include information to allow descriptions that are longer than the gaps between dialogue. Support in digital media players for this "extended audio description" feature is useful, especially for digital media that is viewed personally.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT displays video with synchronized audio.
  2. The ICT does not enable the user to select and play several audio tracks.
Procedure
    1. Check that the ICT enables the user to select and play several audio tracks.
    2. Check that there is a mechanism to select and play the audio description to the default audio channel.
      Result  Pass: Check 1 or 2 is true
       Fail: Checks 1 and 2 are false

       

      Requirement details

      Reference number: 7.2.1

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