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Live Video Only

About live video-only and accessibility

Live audio is any image information captured from a real-world event and transmitted without delay to a webpage. An example of live video may be a webcam of a nesting sea eagle.

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Making the video

Starting with 'shooting' live action with a camera, make sure that

Making the purpose of your video clear to everyone

Because a video-only 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

Or, a brief description of the video, or a descriptive label of the video and:

Operating the video in a webpage

People must be able to operate the video 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 video. Also,

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Making the video

No specific requirements relating to live video production. Although if any images of text, as screens or information added to precede the viewing of the video, such as credits or advertisements

Operating the video in a webpage

The controls to operate the video should be accessible with a keyboard, and should be visible (highlighted) when they receive focus. Therefore it is best to keep it simple, so

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Making the video