No alternative way to access important visual content.

Archived Issue

Current Iteration of Issue

Current Iteration as Reference

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

No example available


  • 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.



Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader
Screen Magnifier

Impacted Type of Device