1.2.5 Audio Description – Prerecorded (Level A)

All prerecorded videos must have an audio description.

What you need to know

  • In a previous success criterion (1.2.1), an audio description was an option. 1.2.5 requires it.

What you need to do

  • If you host a live video broadcast, you must have live, real-time closed captions included.


Read the full explanation of success criterion 1.2.5 on

Related Resource

Read Web Accessibility Criteria- Audio Descriptions from CSUN’s Universal Design Center for more information about this success criterion.