How it works
Accessibility is primarily required for viewers with disabilities who cannot hear audio or see video. Viostream complies with WCAG 2.0 ‘AA’ requirements - our keyboard navigable player, integrated video to text conversion service, support for closed captions, audio descriptions and Sites modern template make it simple to publish compliant video content.
What does it include?
- Transcript: Downloadable text of the video's audio. Common file formats include DOC and TXT.
- Closed captions: Also known as subtitles, text that displays to the viewer over the video while the video is being played. We support SRT, VTT or SCC file formats.
Keyboard navigation: Your audience can use their keyboard (most commonly used with computer screen reader applications) to tab through the video player and select a player action.
Integrated video to text service: This service enables a seamless workflow to create professional timed caption and transcript files for your content natively in the Viostream console. Click here for more information
Audio descriptions: Audio descriptions says what's in the visuals so it's available to viewers who are visually impaired. Viostream supports audio tracks with embedded audio description (additional MP3 audio track) and the integrated player controls to turn on or off as required. *You do not need audio descriptions for talking heads only, or for text on slides as long as the slide text is woven into what you say. You may need audio description for charts and diagrams.
Compliant video portals: Sites modern template is WCAG 2.0 AA
Integrated video to text service
One of the biggest challenges to captioning video content is the cumbersome workflow to send finished videos to caption providers and to consolidate these before publishing online.
Viostream removes that headache entirely, with an integrated captioning service to create closed caption and timed transcript files from your video. You simply upload your video into Viostream and request text conversion. A handy visual reference lets you know how many minutes of content you have in credit, and this can be topped up at any point.
Leveraging one of the leading video captioning providers in the world, Viostream’s integrated offering uses professional editors and quality assurance process to ensure 99% accuracy.