Creating Accessible Videos

Creating Accessible Videos

In order to meet accessibility standards, content must be edited or professionally transcribed. This should also include information on who is speaking and sounds when editing the text. For individuals who are visually or auditorily impaired, accessing and engaging with audio and video content is essential. However, those with hearing or vision difficulties may face challenges in fully comprehending such content. Therefore, it's crucial to provide appropriate accessible alternatives.

For all web-hosted audio and video content, a transcript containing all dialogue is necessary. In some cases, accessible versions of on-screen text or graphics may also be required.

While there are various methods for transcribing video dialogue, a straightforward approach is to utilize closed captioning, particularly on platforms like YouTube. When uploading a video, YouTube offers an automatic transcript generation feature, although its accuracy may vary. It is recommended if using YouTube's automatic transcription option to check that it has transcribed correctly. In the case it hasn't, it is recommended to manually transcribe or have a professional transcription service transcribe the content.
YouTube Automatic Captioning

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet prioritize accessibility with captioning and transcription options. With features such as auto-generated captions and manual captioning, they empower users with disabilities to engage effectively in virtual communication.

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