It is of great importance to add accessibility to your videos. In addition, there are so many benefits from doing so. However, it is important to comply with the law, and the regulations surrounding SDH Subtitles.
- For example, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), requires SDH Subtitles for any promotional video, advert, or presentation, by law. So long as it is played in a public setting.
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, states that certain types of electronic media also use SDH Subtitles. In Section 508, you can find all of the specific examples. For example, recorded educational content should include captions.
If you look at any streaming service, like Netflix or HBO, you can find the SDH Subtitles for all of their content. The FCC introduced the 21st century communications and video accessibility act, passed in 2010. This act focuses on accessibility and requires broadcasted content to include captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
FCC Consumer Guides closed captioning :
- Accurate: Captions must match the spoken words in the dialogue and convey background noises and other sounds to the fullest extent possible.
- Synchronous: Captions must coincide with their corresponding spoken words and sounds to the greatest extent possible and must be displayed on the screen at a speed that can be read by viewers.
- Complete: Captions must run from the beginning to the end of the program to the fullest extent possible.
- Properly placed: Captions should not block other important visual content on the screen, overlap one another, or run off the edge of the video screen.
It is of great importance to make your content accessible. If you’re looking for more guidance about SDH Subtitles, please contact SPG Studios. Our team of project managers is here to help and ensure your video content is targeted to all audiences.