Metadata

Should

Relevant metadata should be provided for all media.

Description

Metadata, information about an item, can help people to find what they require. Metadata provided with media content can help users understand the media and locate alternative versions.

Relevant metadata might include duration, and the presence of subtitles, sign language, or audio description.

IOS

 Not applicable.

ANDROID

 Not applicable.

HTML

Metadata can be used to associate accessible alternate versions of Web pages with pages or content that does not meet the standards and guidelines. It can also be used to locate and describe alternative media. Use the link element with rel and type attributes.

HTML example

 
<head>
  <title>Weekend Update</title>
  <meta name="description"
        content="A multimedia guide to your weekend">
  <meta name="keywords" content="Weekend, news"> 
<link rel="alternate"
      type="application/html"
      media="screen"
      title="Weekend Update Text Version"
      href="http://www.bbc.com/mobile/weekendUpdate.html" />
</head>                        
<head>
  <title>Weekend Update</title>
  <meta name="description"
        content="A multimedia guide to your weekend">
  <meta name="keywords" content="Weekend, news"> 
</head>                        

TESTING

 

Procedures
  1. Locate media.
  2. View the source of the page.
  3. Verify that metadata content is indicated in the head section of the page and indicates where alternatives to the media are located.
Results

 The following check is true:

  • Correct metadata is provided for media.