Accessible alternatives are required for all published multimedia.
Having accessible multimedia means we are able to reach the widest audience possible.
Captions and transcriptions help relay information within multimedia to those that may be using assistive devices, but also help non-native English speakers and allow searchable text.
To caption your video:
- Provide the caption yourself, either by manually building a subtitle file or using a third-party service such as Rev.com.
- Use services provided by Media Services (the service will be quoted when requesting your recording).
Either method should yield a file with timestamps and text of your content.
Transcripts are generally required for audio content such as podcasts. Much like captions, these can be manually created or provided by a third-party vendor.
YouTube provides automatically-generated captions. These captions generally contain some errors and should be checked for accuracy. YouTube videos can be edited and corrected to yield an accessible video if you're looking to create captions yourself.