Audio and Video

In order to be considered accessible, audio and video files must have either a transcript or closed captioning.  There are a number of services that will produce these for a fee, but this workshop will focus on free and easy ways to produce transcripts and closed captioning.


                     Accessibility of Audio and Video.pdf


Closed Captioning:

YouTube Automatic Captioning: When video is uploaded to YouTube, captioning may be generated. If captioning is generated YouTube provides the user the option to edit this Automatic Captioning to the videos they upload for accuracy.

Editing Automatic Captions in YouTube


A script can also be uploaded to YouTube to assist with accuracy of closed captioning

Adding Captions to your YouTube Video


When searching videos from YouTube, it’s good practice to select CC (Closed Caption) as a filter option so that only videos with closed caption are displayed in your search results.  Users can determine if the captioning has been enabled by the presence of ‘CC’ in the lower right hand corner of the YouTube player.

Searching YouTube For Captioned Videos


Ensemble: Ensemble is a media server that allows faculty members to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and on other websites. Ensemble also allows students to submit audio and video files to a dropbox for instructors to review or share with other students.

To meet accessibility requirements, videos need to be close captioned.

Once you have uploaded a video, submit a Caption Request through the RITE Portal.

Captioning takes a minimum of one week once the request has been made to our third party captioning service.  Turnaround time may vary depending on the length of the video.



Resource for making a scripts: The Art Of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts

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