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Liam Maclachlan
Liam Maclachlan
22,805 Points

Do videos and iframes need an alt tags for accessibility?

My boss asked me if we need alt tags for videos, in terms of accessibility. This is not something I have ever thought of. It was discussed about having a transcript below the video, which makes sense...but alt tags?

Could you answer for:

1 - videos 2 - iframes

Let me know what you think, guys. Cheers :)

1 Answer

Dave Berning
Dave Berning
17,365 Points

I've never experience alt attributes on iframes and video tags in the wild. In fact, I don't think iframes actually support alt attributes. An iframe is essentially a window to another website and can't do much to an iframe other than edit the height and width of the "window"