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.
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.
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.
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, contact Meghan Pereira to request captioning and complete the online form.
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.