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June 21, 2021 · Webinar
Audio & Video: Alternative Content for Accessibility

Making audio & video accessible is critical to making the web accessible to everyone. Learn why it’s important & how to do it.

June 21, 2021 · 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CT

Audio and video are everywhere on today’s web. Yet all too often, they aren’t accessible to people with and without disabilities. It doesn’t have to be this way! With a little know-how and planning, you can make your audio and video accessible.

Focusing on the user experience, our accessibility expert Eric Eggert will teach the pillars of accessible audio and video: captions, transcripts and audio descriptions. You’ll learn about the benefits of transcripts, things to avoid with captions, when to add audio description, and when other media alternatives are sufficient.

You’ll also learn:

  • Why automated captions are a last resort option

  • How to plan for media alternatives from the beginning

  • What you need to engage professional captioners

  • The difference in accessibility requirements for live and recorded media

  • What to consider when choosing a media player

  • Why sign language is essential for an inclusive approach


In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the screen reader, the cost of this webinar is just $35!


As a non-profit with a mission to increase digital inclusion, we rely on paid events to support our community programs. However, we don’t want financial worries to prevent you from improving your accessibility skills. If you want to attend but can’t afford it, please email to apply for a scholarship.

Who should attend?

  • Web Developers

  • Content Authors

  • Content Creators

  • Content Strategists

  • YouTubers

  • Podcasters

About Your Presenter

After Registration

This is an online event, which will be hosted on the Zoom virtual meeting software.

Shortly after your Eventbrite registration is processed, you will receive an email confirmation. Instructions for joining the event on Zoom will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam folder before contacting us.

On the day of the webinar, enjoy and learn! If you can’t make it at the scheduled time, the recording will be emailed to you — along with all other materials — two weeks after the webinar.

Have any questions?

Feel free to contact us if there’s anything else you’d like to know.