Create Accessible Video, Audio and Social Media

Learn how to create accessible video, audio, social media posts that conform to the Revised 508 Standards.


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
  • Other Tips

    • 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.


    Virtual Meetings and Collaboration

    Instructions and techniques on how to provide accessibility for virtual collaboration.

    Social Media

    Methods, tips, and techniques on how to author and check social media for accessibility.

    Agency-Developed Guidance

    The resources in this section were developed by Federal agencies, and shared here for your convenience.

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