Multimedia Accessibility How Tos

Multimedia Accessibility

This is not an exhaustive list of multimedia content that needs to be accessible. However, this list covers some of the most common multimedia uses on campus.

Where possible we have linked to vendor documentation about making platform content accessible.

Video

Any video you create and share should be captioned. YouTube offers for videos less than 10 minutes long. Automatic captioning is helpful but you should to ensure the accuracy of the content (this is especially true with videos that use technical language).

  • Good captions are not just a transcript of what is said in the video. It is also important to describe sounds, particularly sounds for which there is no visual equivalent (e.g., off-screen noises like laughter from a crowd). Tone of voice is also important to note (e.g., jokingly, exclamation, sarcasm). It is helpful to describe the background music as well as that can change how the textual information is received.
  • Provide a link to a full transcript of the video in the caption of your video.
  • If you can’t access YouTube, there are other free services that let you caption videos. The provides links to and instructions for a few of these free services.

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Podcasts

Any audio content that you create and share should include a transcript. If you are sharing a video podcast, you should also include captioning (see Video section above).

When making your transcript, you can get a bulk of the work done by uploading the file to YouTube and use to start the process. You will need to to ensure the accuracy of the content. Once you've edited and formatted the content you can copy the text into a separate file or page where it can become your transcript.

  • It is important to describe sounds, particularly sounds for which there is no visual equivalent (e.g., off-screen noises like laughter from a crowd). Tone of voice is also important to note (e.g., jokingly, exclamation, sarcasm). It is helpful to describe the background music as well as that can change how the textual information is received.
  • For video and audio files you should provide a link to a full transcript, or share the transcript directly on the page.
  • If you can’t access YouTube, there are other free services that help with captioning and transcripts. The provides links to and instructions for a few of these free services.