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Is everyone able to access your multimedia content?

Why it’s important: Blake is hearing-impaired and cannot rely on audio.

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Sandra is a non-native English speaker and has difficulty understanding video.

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About transcripts

A transcript is a text version of the media content. A transcript should capture all the spoken audio, plus on-screen text and descriptions of key visual information that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible without seeing the video. Transcripts make video content accessible to everyone, including people who are unable to view the video due to accessibility problems or technical limitations. They are also helpful for people who want to quickly scan or search a video’s content but do not have the time to watch the entire video.

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