IHS.gov Video Standard
Standard:All video shown on IHS.gov websites must be presented using the IHS.gov YouTube Video Channel.
- Video for the IHS Web must be provided to the IHS Web Team Video Specialist in one of the following formats: .MOV, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, or .FLV.
- Please try to supply your video in HD when possible. Video should be supplied in the highest resolution available and preferably in 16:9 Widescreen format.
- Video must have an appropriate title screen or must be supplied with a poster image that can be uploaded to act as a thumbnail for the video.
- Videos that include live actors require either a signed Adult Appearance Release Form [PDF - 81 KB] or a Minor Appearance Release Form [PDF - 80 KB] on file. It is the responsibility of the websites Content Manager to provide a copy of the signed form to Web Services Management as well as keeping the original on file.
- If the video displayed covers any medical procedure which should only be performed by a professional or content which may be viewed as disturbing or graphic you must provide a textual disclaimer. Wording should be discussed with the IHS Division of Legal Affairs.
- Video file names need to be concise and represent the content of the video.
- As a courtesy to our viewers, videos should be kept to 10 minutes or less.
Justification:This standard ensures consistency in experience for viewing all videos on the IHS Web.
Standard:All video presented on IHS.gov websites must have a downloadable version available.
Requirements:A downloadable MP4 version of the video should be made available. This file should be of a smaller resolution and not exceed 720p. These files are hosted on our own IHS Internet or Intranet servers and the link to the MP4 file is required to be located directly to the right or directly underneath the embedded video. These files do NOT have to be captioned.
A downloadable transcript should also be provided for all videos embedded on www.ihs.gov. The transcript must be Section 508 compliant.
Justification:This standard ensures federal compliancy with section 508 by providing an alternate form of the information provided in the video. It also creates alternate methods for IHS to disseminate vital information to the public.
Standard:All videos must be presented within the IHS Fancy Box pop-up display box.