Closed captions which copy screen text - are they necessary?
Jun 23, 2020
I seem to keep going down this rabbit hole with my friend Google, but not getting anywhere concrete. The course that I'm working on has all the text content on the slide, which is 99% the same as the TTS audio, and also the same as what's in the Notes tab, which is available to the learner.
We're trying to figure out if we still need closed captioning for the course because it's just another copy of visual text content that already exists in two places. There are very rare instances where the audio doesn't perfectly match what's on the slide and the differences are very minor. Has anyone gone down this path before and figured out what was actually required?
We're considering having an accessibility consultant come in to give us advice, but it would be a while before that happens. The closed captioning is so time consuming that it would be nice to know if it wasn't required. If anyone has any resources to share where they've found a documented answer, I would greatly appreciate it!
For context, I'm in Ontario (so looking to follow AODA) but I would be open to ANY information that would help my team make a decision on this and feel confident about it.