Captions & Transcripts (live)


A virtual event held on a platform that doesn’t provide captioning or live translation to American Sign Language is inaccessible to people with disabilities that affect their hearing.

Who’s affected

Participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing 

WCAG standard

Guideline 1.2.9: Audio-only (Live)

What to do

Use a platform that provides auto captioning and make sure it’s turned on. Provide a transcript of the event afterward. Consider hiring live Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) transcription or ASL translation.

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