According to WebAIM, captions are text versions of the spoken word presented within multimedia. Captions allow the content of web audio and video to be accessible to those who do not have access to audio. Though captioning is primarily intended for those who cannot hear the audio, it has also been found to help those that can hear audio content, those who may not be fluent in the language in which the audio is presented, and those for whom the language spoken is not their primary language. Captioning can also benefit anyone in a noisy environment or an environment that requires silence.
- Synchronized—the text content should appear at approximately the same time that audio would be available
- Equivalent—content provided in captions should be equivalent to that of the spoken word
- Accessible—caption content should be readily accessible and available to those who need it
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