Web Accessibility: Video Captioning

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Video Captioning allows the content of web audio and video to be accessible for those with disabilities. It can also be useful for those who are not fluent in a language in which the audio is presented. Video Captioning is not only essential for people to understand your content, but it’s also required by law.

President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law. All nonexempt full-length video programming delivered using Internet protocol must be provided with closed captions.

How To Add Your Own Video Captions

Each video software program has their own techniques and process for adding captions to video. Here are few examples.

Windows Live Movie Maker

  • To add captions to the pictures or videos, select Caption.
  • Type in what the picture is about or describing what’s happening.
  • You can position the caption text wherever you would like but take care not to put it too low or too high so it interferes with the viewing or is too hard to read and watch at the same time.

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