Steps to creating accessible video content

  • Ensure colours used in video have good contrast and colour alone isn’t used to convey meaning.
  • Avoid fast-flashing content.
  • Ensure all controls like volume, play and pause can be operated with a keyboard and have accessible labels for screen readers.
  • Ensure videos do not play automatically when the web page loads. This can be confusing, and the sound can interfere with screen readers.
  • Add subtitles and captions to your video.
  • Add a transcript to your video and include it as a link below your embedded video.
  • Add additional audio description to your video when the default audio track isn't sufficient.