Creating Accessible Resources

Captions

Video captions and audio transcripts provide textual representations of audio information for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They may also be useful to ESL viewers or anyone in circumstances where they can't turn on sounds. There are two common types of captions:

  • Closed captions - can be turned on and off by the viewer
  • Open captions - are part of the video and always visible

Captions and Video Hosting Services

The major video hosting sites provide resources to assist in adding closed captions to your videos. Choose a link below to learn more regarding each platform.

Captioning Guidelines