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A Practical Guide 
to WCAG Video Accessibility Requirements

There are many aspects to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), but video accessibility solutions like captions and audio descriptions are among the easiest requirements to implement for a WCAG-compliant, inclusive, and user-friendly video experience.

So what exactly constitutes a WCAG-compliant video?
In this eBook, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about WCAG in the context of video accessibility.

Topics include: 
  • WCAG video accessibility requirements
  • Who WCAG applies to
  • Differentiating between compliance levels
  • What the law says about WCAG
  • What the future could hold for web accessibility requirements

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Who Does WCAG Apply To?

Most laws – like Section 508 and other international laws – mention WCAG 2.0 compliance. 

For now, 2.0 is the required minimum that most organizations are encouraged to meet.

Only if a law explicitly states that web developers have to adapt to the newest WCAG version, do you need to make your content WCAG 2.1 compliant. 

The WCAG 2.1 levels of compliance for video accessibility remain the same as 2.0. So for example, if you achieve WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance for captioning and audio description, you have also achieved 2.1 Level AA compliance for these aspects, but you may not have achieved overall 2.1 Level AA for the entirety of your website.


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