Video Captioning

What is a video caption? 

Captions are a text alternatives of a video's audio content and are synchronized with your video. Captions are typically seen as a running text at the bottom of a video. In order to meet our accessibility standards, its important that videos always include captions to prerecorded videos or provide real-time captions for live videos. 

Captions offer users:

  • A text description of the spoken word.
  • Descriptions of background music and sounds that are important for the context of the video. 
  • The same level of information that an auditory user would need to understand the content. 

 

How do I add captions to a video? 

How to Add Automatic Captions to a Video - Panopto

How to add Captions to a Page's Video - Facebook

How to Add Captions While Uploading and Editing Videos - YouTube

 

Still Need Help? 

Let us know! We are happy to help you make your content more accessible. 

Madison Ellis, Accessibility Specialist

mjellis@uada.edu

Amy Cole, Digital Media Program Manager

accole@uada.edu

 

Head back to the video accessibility page