How to Add Quality Captions to YouTube Videos

Screenshot of Sveta's video on creating captions for YouTube videos.

Educators and students are using YouTube and other video sources as educational tools.  However, these videos are often not accessible for students who are hearing impaired.  YouTube videos have an auto captioning feature, however, this caption tool is often not accurate and/or poor quality.  Educational materials, including videos should be made accessible for all users.

Svetlana created a video on how to Add GOOD Quality Captions to Videos in YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.  Note:  Svetlana is hearing impaired and is using American Sign Language in the video; her speech may be hard to understand.  Turn on Closed Captioning to follow along with the video and/or use the video transcript.  Click on the video link; the video transcript is available below the video.

View Svelta's video

Closed Captioning is the provided text at the bottom of the screen, created primarily for students are hearing impaired.  Closed Captioning is not read by a screen reader.  Audio Descriptions are the verbal descriptions created primarily for students who are visually impaired.  

For more information about Closed Captioning (CC) and Audio Descriptions (AD), see the following Paths to Technology posts: