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Creating Accessible Videos

Users who are auditorily or visually impaired need to be able to access and interact with Audio and Video sources. People with hearing and/or vision difficulties will be unable to fully assess the content of video and or audio files. For this reason appropriate accessible text equivalents are required.

For all web-hosted video and audio, a transcript of all dialogue is required. In certain instances an accessible copy of any text or graphics that appear on the screen may be required as well.  

While there are numerous methods for transcribing dialogue on a video, one of the simplest methods is through using closed captioning on the popular video hosting website YouTube. Currently, when uploading a video an assumed transcript of your video can be generated and embedded. While this process is not guaranteed to be wholly accurate, it can remove the need to transcribe a document in its entirety word for word.

Guide to Captioning YouTube Videos