These standard will not be factored in the actual rating of a course. Rather, they will be used to establish whether this course is accessible to those with disabilities.
Based on the evaluation of this standard, the course may be approved for the following audiences:
- E - Everyone:
This rating will be given to courses that meet all WAI Priority 1 guidelines for Accessibility.
- L - Limited: This rating will be given to courses that do not meet all of the WAI Priority 1
guidelines for Accessibility.
A3.2 - Multimedia Presentations
||Many courses will use video clips, simulations or other multimedia presentation techniques to present information. These elements pose certain problems for those with audial and visual disabilities.
||The following must be included for this standard to be complete.
- For presentations that are all visual, either an audio or text description of what is occurring within the video should be provided for the user.
- For multimedia elements that require timing (movie clips or animations with speech), appropriate alternatives for the content of the presentation should be provided (captioning or text for the audio and/or text descriptions of the audio).
- The alternative content for timed multimedia events should be synchronized to accompany the presentation.
All benchmarks and criteria must be met for an E rating.
No Weights are assigned for A standards.
If a course receives an L rating for this standard, additional information will need to be provided for the course to be accessible. To modify a course to receive an E rating, alternatives and synchronized timings should be made available for all multimedia elements. Use the Benchmarks for this standard to guide improvement.
Quality Online Courses
A1 - Basic Content
A2 - Tables/Frames
A3 - Media
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Our Accessibility Standards are based on the WAI Priority 1 Standards. We have used
materials provided by both WebAIM
and the World Wide Web Consortium for inclusion
in our standards, criteria and benchmarks.