Accessibility features supported on TikTok
In addition to the general best practices that will help you create more accessible social media content, TikTok offers certain features that can make your videos more accessible to more people. The TikTok app itself poses several challenges to accessibility. The decision to use TikTok for official university social media should be considered very carefully.
- Add and edit open captions for your videos. Make sure the captions are accurate. Open captions, which are part of the video and cannot be turned off, are not accessible to people who must use assistive technology.
- Turn on text-to-speech to convert your video's typed text to voice-over. Tip: Loud background music can overpower the text-to-speech voice.
- TikTok warns creators using certain effects that may trigger an epileptic seizure and allows viewers to "Skip All" videos containing these effects.
Features not supported
- Closed captions are not supported. Closed captions can be turned on or off and are available to various assistive technologies.