Web Accessibility Tip for April 2018

Quick Tip: YouTube Captioning

Words "access" on a computer keyboardCaptioning in YouTube is easier than ever. There are 3 primary methods for captioning videos. First, you can allow automated transcription and then use the caption interface to make corrections. Quality of auto-captioning is improving, though will vary based on the audio quality. For some videos, fixing the automated captions may be faster and easier than the other two methods. Second, if you have a transcript file, simply upload it and YouTube will automatically generate the caption displays and timing. As above, you may need to adjust timing a bit. Finally, you can transcribe the video directly in the captions interface. There are nifty shortcuts to make this very efficient.

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