Videos can add a lot to an online course. Video content can be much more engaging than more static content. At the same time, if access is not considered, video content can present barriers for some students. So what needs to be considered to make sure video content is accessible?
- If a video is embedded in a course, the video player needs to be accessible by keyboard and the controls need to be labeled properly so that a screen reader user can start and stop the video.
- The video will need to be captioned.
- The visual content will need to be described.
- A transcript will need to be created that includes the captions and the visual descriptions.