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Library Accessibility Resources

Top Tips for Accessible Videos


Video captions allow users to access the full content of your video. This benefits:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing users
  • Users without access to speakers or in loud spaces
  • English Language Learners


Create your video from a transcript

  • write out everything you are going to say before you create the video
  • Can be used for adding captions to the video
  • Your transcript can accompany the video, as a separate file. A text transcript will enable people who use screen readers to access the content. You can make your transcript even more accessible by describing the visual elements. Additional benefits: your transcript is searchable

Caption your video

  • Current accessibility standards require captioned videos
  • Most video creation software includes built-in captioning features but you can also create them online using HCC EduTube or YouTube (further directions below under Resources for Accessible Videos)
  • Librarians have access to Screencast-o-matic which also creates captions
  • For HCC EduTube-specific directions, see the HCC EduTube on the menu to the left
  • Watch Jenn Stidham demonstrate the captioning process on HCC's EduTube.

Resources for Accessible Videos

Captioning YouTube Videos

Captioning with Screencast-O-Matic

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