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Programmatically associate an audio file with its text equivalent

Make sure transcripts provided for audio content are bound together programmatically

Providing a text transcript or verbatim for pre-recorded audio-only content on the web is the right thing to do to allow people that are deaf or hard of hearing to fully access the information contained in such files. But while it can be safely assumed that sighted users can usually identify the area in a page where the equivalent text content is provided (whether adjacent to the audio file, further below in the page or through a link leading to another page [...]

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