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🔙 WCAG 3.0 (Silver) Guidelines (Captions)

Outcome: Translates speech and non-speech audio

Translates speech and non-speech audio into alternative formats (e.g. captions) so media can be understood when sound is unavailable or limited. User agents and APIs support the display and control of captions.

This outcome relates to guideline Captions.

Functional categories

This outcome relates to the following functional categories:

  • Sensory - Hearing & Auditory
  • Sensory Intersections
  • Cognitive - Language & Literacy
  • Cognitive & Sensory Intersections


  1. Provides text equivalents of speech and key sound effect (XR)
  2. Reflow of captions and other text in context (XR)
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