Making Videos Accessible with EcomBack

EcomBack is at the forefront of this initiative, leading the way in making videos accessible and ensuring ADA website compliance. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of video accessibility, the role of EcomBack in this process, and practical steps you can take to make your videos accessible to all.

The Importance of Making Videos Accessible

Accessibility is not just a legal requirement, it is a moral obligation to ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, has equal access to information and opportunities. Videos are a powerful tool for communication, education, and entertainment, and making them accessible means breaking down barriers and creating an inclusive digital environment.

For businesses, making videos accessible also has tangible benefits. It expands your audience reach, enhances your brand reputation, and ensures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), avoiding potential legal repercussions.

EcomBack: Your Partner in Accessibility

We at EcomBack are dedicated to making the digital world more accessible. We understand the challenges and complexities of making videos accessible, and we are here to guide you through the process. Our team of experts is committed to providing solutions that ensure your videos are not only compliant with accessibility standards but also deliver an exceptional user experience for all.

Practical Steps to Making Videos Accessible

Making videos accessible involves a few key steps, and EcomBack is here to help you at every stage.

Providing Clear and Accurate Transcripts

Transcripts are textual representations of the audio content in a video, and they play a crucial role in making your content accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. EcomBack offers transcription services, ensuring that transcripts are not only accurate but also clear and easy to understand, capturing not just the spoken words but also conveying the tone and context of the message.

Include closed captions

Closed captions are text overlays that display the spoken content, sound effects, and other audio information in your videos. They are essential for making your videos accessible to individuals with hearing impairments. EcomBack provides closed captioning services that adhere to accessibility standards, ensuring that your content is inclusive.

Ensure Audio Description

Audio description provides a verbal description of the visual elements in your videos, making them accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. EcomBack offers audio description services, creating a comprehensive and inclusive viewing experience.

Use accessible video players

The video player you use should be accessible, with controls that are keyboard navigable and screen reader friendly. We recommend and integrate accessible video players, ensuring that your content is easily accessible to all.

Test for accessibility

Once your videos are made accessible, it is important to test them to ensure that they meet accessibility standards. We offer accessibility testing services, providing you with the peace of mind that your content is compliant and inclusive.

Including Synchronized Closed Captions

Closed captions provide a text overlay of the spoken content, sound effects, and other audio information, and they need to be synchronized with the video content. We ensure that captions are accurately timed, providing a seamless viewing experience for users who rely on them. This also helps in improving the comprehension of the video content for all viewers.

Ensuring Color Contrast and Readability

For individuals with visual impairments, the color contrast between the text (in captions or on-screen text) and the background is crucial. EcomBack ensures that all text in your videos has sufficient contrast and is of a readable size, making your content accessible to users with low vision.

Providing a Textual Alternative for Visual Information

Any important visual information conveyed in your videos should also be available in textual form. EcomBack can help create textual descriptions of visual content, ensuring that all users, regardless of their abilities, can access the information.

Regularly Updating Content for Accessibility

Digital accessibility is an ongoing commitment. EcomBack is dedicated to helping you ensure that your video content remains accessible, even as technology and standards evolve. Regular updates and checks are performed to keep up with the latest accessibility standards and practices.


Making videos accessible is a crucial step in creating an inclusive digital world. We are trusted partners in this journey, providing the expertise, services, and support you need to ensure your videos are accessible to all. By taking practical steps to make your videos accessible, you are not only complying with legal requirements but also enhancing the user experience for all, expanding your audience reach, and strengthening your brand reputation.

Join us in our mission to make the digital world more accessible and inclusive. Together, we can create a world where everyone has equal access to information and opportunities.