Success Criterion 1.2.6: Sign Language (Prerecorded)

Understanding Success Criterion: 

Sign language interpretation is provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media.

Accessibility Level: 
Intent of Success Criterion: 

The intent of this Success Criterion is to enable people who are deaf or hard of hearing and who are fluent in a sign language to understand the content of the audio track of synchronized media presentations. Written text, such as that found in captions, is often a second language. Because sign language provides the ability to provide intonation, emotion and other audio information that is reflected in sign language interpretation, but not in captions, sign language interpretation provides richer and more equivalent access to synchronized media. People who communicate extensively in sign language are also faster in sign language and synchronized media is a time-based presentation.

Specific Benefits of Success Criterion: 
  • People whose human language is a sign language sometimes have limited reading ability. These individuals may not be able to read and comprehend the captions and thus require a sign language interpretation to gain access to the synchronized media content.