No Alternative Way to Access Important Content in Visual Media

Short Description

Visual information should appear in alternative forms

Long Description

  • A video might provide information such as a formula written out, a phone number or other contact information, or a cue that a viewer has to click to progress to the next video.
  • It is important to have a non-visual alternative for accessing that information.

Example of Issue



Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader
Screen Magnifier

Impacted Type of Device



  • A transcript with descriptions of visual information is one way to provide an alternative format.
  • Information found in media can also appear other locations in the page.
  • Audio description is another way to provide information that is otherwise entirely visual.
  • Make sure that dynamic information and controls that appear based on progress of media is accessible with a keyboard and appears in the tab order.
  • More information is available in the article Making Sure More than Eyes Can Detect an Element on the AUL site.