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Section 508 Reference Guide - 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Product Standards, In Other Words

1194.24(a) Caption decoder circuitry: Any analog TV or DTV display or receiver must correctly receive and display closed captions that are transmitted by broadcast television, cable, videotape (e.g., VHS), or DVDs.

1194.24(b) Secondary audio circuitry: All TV tuners must have the ability to play secondary audio.

1194.24(c) Open or closed captions: A video or multimedia presentation must include captions if it satisfies these four conditions:

  1. It supports the agency's mission.
  2. It is for training or information purposes.
  3. It is a production (e.g., it is not simply raw video footage).
  4. It includes audio that is essential for understanding the presentation.

1194.24(d) Audio descriptions: A video or multimedia presentation must include audio descriptions if it satisfies these four conditions:

  1. It supports the agency's mission.
  2. It is for training or information purposes.
  3. It is a production (e.g., it is not simply raw video footage).
  4. It includes images that are essential for understanding the presentation.

1194.24(e) User-selectability: A user of a video or multimedia production should be able to select whether captions and/or audio descriptions are presented, unless they are a permanent part of the production (e.g., open captions).

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