The following page reviews video captioning resources reviewed by the Information Technology Services (ITS) accessibility team.
- Captions: Improving Access to Postsecondary Education, a video from the University of Washington
- Video Captioning: When is it required? (Video Captioning Decision Tree)
- Guidelines for Captioning
About Cart Services (Live Captioning)
- ASL Interpreting / CART Services
- When is ASL Interpreting / CART Service needed?
- How to use Blackboard Collaborate Real-time Captions (with AST/CaptionSync)
About Audio Description
- Audio description (sometimes referred to as Described Video) is provided by a trained describer that provides descriptions of the visual components of the video. Audio description makes video accessible to blind/visually-impaired persons who would otherwise miss out on information presented visually. This information is synchronized with the video, but provided in a separate sound track.
- For a full description and example of audio description, see the Penn State whitepaper titled An Introduction to Audio Description in Higher Education Video Content
- If you are captioning a video created by someone else, determine if your purpose qualifies for Fair Use
- Copyright Law vs Accessibility Law: Is it Fair Use to Caption Video you Don't Own? (3PlayMedia, April 9, 2015)
Captioning Ensemble Videos
- AutomaticSync Technologies (preferred vendor)
- Audioeyes LLC
- Caption Advantage, LLC
- AMAC - Captioning and Described Media Services
- Captioning YouTube Videos (NCDAE)
- Free Tools for Captioning YouTube Videos (Terrill Thompson, University of Washington)
- Using YouTube, Express Scribe and other tools (Ken Petri, Ohio State University)
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to Facebook Videos
- Multi-media Universally Designed (The ACCESS Project, Colorado State University) includes Tutorials
- Find resources for creating your own Audio Descriptions at The Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center.
- videos showing best practices for creating your own video descriptions
- video description software
- standards and guidelines
- YouDescribe - submit videos for audio description or do it yourself