Accessibility for Video and Audio Files
All media, including video and audio, must be captioned. Captions must be 99% accurate for the sounds and speech on all videos.
- Accessible Video: Caption, Search and Compliance Strategies (LinkedIn Learning)
- Self-paced Video Captioning for Accessibility (@One)
Captioning Your Own Video Material
BC recommends YouTube for storing and captioning your videos.
- Captioning - YouTube Captioning Tutorial (University of Colorado Boulder)
- Captioning Quality Guidelines (University of Colorado Boulder)
Captioning and Audio Descriptions Resources
- Captioning Tip Sheet
- Text Formatting
- Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Grammar
- Sound Effects and Music
- Identifying Speakers
- WebAIM Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions
- Transcription Guidelines for Captioning from CaptionSync
Audio descriptions are intended to provide blind and visually impaired users with additional information about what may be happening on-screen. For instance, including speaker identification or on-screen instructions so that the screen reader will read words in the video. If the information is not in the audio track, then include this information as an audio description, including directional cues and other on-screen information, in the captioning.
The Description Key from the Described and Captioned Media Program provides guidance for writing audio descriptions, including what to describe and how to describe on-screen information:
Bakersfield College faculty and staff, read below for further guidance on producing captions for videos at Bakersfield College.
An accurate transcript is required for all pre-recorded audio. When including audio content, you must include an accessible transcript.