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?
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Madison Ellis, Accessibility Specialist
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