DigitalGov University Guidance
The following resources were developed by DigitalGov University.
- 508 Accessible Videos—Why (and How) to Make Them
- 508 Accessible Videos – How to Make Audio Descriptions
- 508 Accessible Videos – How to Caption Videos
- 508 Accessible Videos – Use a 508-Compliant Video Player
- Making Multimedia Section 508 Compliant and Accessible
Ensure video content includes synchronized captions.
- Carefully review and edit the accuracy and synchronized timing of the captions, even if captions are provided through automated captioning software.
- Ensure audio descriptions for people with visual disabilities are included in the default sound track, or as a separate selectable sound track.
- If you are providing a multimedia player to view electronic content, make sure the player addresses the software provisions in the standards.
If you are providing a learning management system tool to help users locate and track usage of the content, make sure that:
- The system addresses the software requirements; and
- The electronic content provided through the system meets the electronic document provisions.
- The Audio Description Project - American Council of the Blind
- Harpers Ferry Center of the National Park Service offers guidance on audio descriptions
Virtual Meetings and Collaboration
Instructions and techniques on how to provide accessibility for virtual collaboration.
- FedRelay - Intermediary telecommunications service for individuals within the federal government who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have speech disabilities
- Accessible and Inclusive Telework Practices Using Microsoft Teams - Guidance from HUD
- 5 Tips on Holding Accessible Microsoft Team Meetings - Guidance from HUD
- Accessibility overview of Microsoft Teams
- Downloading and Running a Closed-captioning Pod in an Adobe Connect Meeting
- How Do I Enable Closed Captions in Webex?
- Getting started with closed captioning in Zoom
Reviewed/Updated: April 2020