To create best practices for the support of features like transcripts and captioning in streaming video content.
Linear broadcast television has established standards around the accessibility of content, from captioning to transcripts to channel navigation. And although several countries have established similar standards and requirements for online video (captioning, for example), how to implement this functionality is left to the technology provider making it complicated for streaming video services to integrate or change these technologies once selected. In this working group, participating members seek to establish clear guidelines for how accessibility features should be built for online video and how streaming providers should best implement them to comply with regulations.
The Streaming Video Alliance Accessibility Working Group has two objectives. First, to identify the different accessibility features that should be included in an online streaming video experience; second, to articulate the different methods by which accessibility features can be integrated into online video and the best ways to accomplish that.