Accessible Audio & Video

Session Category Theming, Design, & Usability Room Auditorium Audience All Attendees Time Slot Sat 11:00am to 11:45am (2/18/23)

Have you ever wanted to watch a live event but couldn’t find your headphones, so you turned on the captions? Or maybe you didn’t quite catch the last few talking points from your favorite podcast, so you decided to read the transcript instead? If so, you probably understand the importance and convenience of having alternative ways to access audio and video content.

In this session, you’ll learn about the specific WCAG standards for audio-only, video-only, and multimedia content. We will explore methods and services for generating and managing captions and transcripts in your media and provide resources to help you get started with making inclusive media content. This knowledge will also help you design and build the appropriate layouts and features in your digital products to accommodate users with different environmental and sensory needs, such as the millions of people with hearing loss or visual impairment worldwide.

About the Speaker

Carie Fisher

Director of Digital Accessibility at Testlio

Wisconsin

Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer with over 15 years of experience in the technology sector. Carie is the Director of Digital Accessibility at Testlio and is a Ph.D. candidate in Human-Computer Interactions at Iowa State University, focusing on XR technology. She is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and diversity in technology. She recently completed writing the evergreen accessibility course Learn Accessibility with Google’s web.dev team.