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, 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.

 

Transcripts

Express Scribe Transcription Software:  Express Scribe is an audio player software designed to assist with transcription of audio recordings.

 

Specifications:

· Allows user to adjust speed control to match users typing speed.

· Users can type within software and then copy and paste into a Word Document

 

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

 

Tutorial for Express Scribe

pdf file download

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