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Video Captioning Workshop

Date: 10/18/17

Video Captioning Update

Video captions must be 99.9% accurate. This means, you may not use a video from a publisher, whether on Youtube, another service, or purchased from a vendor, unless that video is captioned with 99.9% accuracy of word content, sounds, audio descriptions, punctuation, etc.

Recommended Reading
Captioning Guidance

The Captioning Key offers guidance on captioning from Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP):

Audio Descriptions

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:

Further resources are available in the Accessibility Center Faculty Resources.


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