Social media sites, such as YouTube and Facebook, have made the distribution of online video a thriving industry, and video has revolutionized the online learning world. With online video so embedded (pun intended) in our lives, it makes perfect sense for government agencies to use video to engage its citizens. But the U.S. federal government is mandated to deliver information and services in a way that is accessible to all federal employees and U.S. citizens - 17% percent of whom have a disability that impacts computer use.
We're excited to announce a new resource to help government new media workers meet these accessibility mandates. The Video and Multimedia Accessibility Guide, which covers captioning, audio-description, and accessible multimedia players, is available on HowTo.gov. This new guide provides practical information for creating accessible videos and using accessible video players.
We welcome your feedback. We intend to maintain and evolve these documents. And please spread the word about this opportunity to your colleagues!
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