Ensuring Accessibility of Audio
When providing an audio clip, also include a full text-based transcript of the recording.
Ensuring Accessibility of Video
Checking Online Video for Captions
Check to see whether a video has captions and that they are appropriate for instruction. Here is a brief checklist you can use:
- Is there a “CC” option available?
- This indicates that there is at least one caption track available.
- Is there a cog/gear (wheel) option with multiple captions tracks available?
- Auto-generated captions without editing for accuracy may not be appropriate for instruction.
- If the track states the language only, such as “English,” then it is likely a human-edited caption track and more accurate.
- Do the captions have punctuation, correct spelling, and are they timed correctly?
- This is an indicator that the captions are accurate and appropriate for instruction.
For more information about using YouTube to host and caption video, please see the YouTube Video Guide.