To claim Single A conformance, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A requirements
To claim Double A, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A and all Double A requirements
To claim Triple A, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A, Double A and Triple A requirements
Live audio is any sound captured from a real-world event and transmitted without delay to a webpage. There may be a short delay to allow some censoring, but not enough to allow for significant editing. Making live audio accessible will benefit people who have a hearing disability.
Because an audio file is not text, it cannot be 'read' by a screen reader. Therefore, it must have a text alternative that serves the same purpose. This alternative must also be identified so people know it is non-text content. This alternative can be
People must be able to operate the audio by any input device. Therefore, just providing functionality for the mouse is not enough, although the mouse should be able to access any content on the page. The keyboard must be able to operate the all functionality of the audio including pausing and restarting, and must not trap the keyboard.
Don't enable autoplay, because the audio file will 'speak' over the top of the screen reader and sound confusing, but if sound is played automatically, the
The controls to operate the audio should be accessible with a keyboard, and should be visible (highlighted) when they receive focus. Therefore it is best to keep it simple, so developers should keep the default 'focus' functionality of the browser, assistive technology or operating system.
A text alternative can be provided by
Authorised by the Associate Director, Service Delivery & Support
7 March, 2012