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For anyone who wants to make their video content on Youtube more accessible, this is a step by step guide to using Youtube itself to add closed captions to your videos.

For anyone who wants to make their video content on Youtube more accessible, this is a step by step guide to using Youtube itself to add closed captions to your videos.

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  • Great info, Kerry. For an easy-to-use desktop solution, please try MovieCaptioner (Mac/Win). We offer a free ebook 'Get Started with Video Captioning' (in PDF or iBooks format) that is a good guide for people new to video captioning. It's really very easy with the right tools! Here is the link: http://www.synchrimedia.com
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  • Why add closed captions to video? Deaf people can access your contentPeople with no sound cards or headphones can access your contentPeople learning English have another mode of accessing contentLess intrusive than open or persistent captions as users have the choiceWCAG 2.0 AA compliance in Australia
  • Click the CC button
  • Click the automatic captions link.
  • If YouTube gets you 100%, you speak with a very standard American accent. For the rest of us – it will be word salad…
  • Click Actions and choose .sbv
  • Open the file in Notepad ++ (Free Open Source Software that is better than Notepad)
  • Edit the text
  • Give the file a new name and ensure you add the extension .sbv
  • Go back to YouTube and click on Add captions and then Upload a file
  • You should now see two active tracks. Click on the automatic caption track.
  • Click Actions and select Disable.
  • You will be taken o the Disabled tracks tab. Click on Active tracks.
  • Click the caption preview link and turn on captions.
  • You should see your captions on the screen. To adjust timing, click on the track.
  • Your caption will appear in transcript mode.
  • To edit your caption text, click on the text and type in the box
  • To edit your caption timing, click in the time field and change the timing. Please note: when changing timing, you cannot have overlap between the end of one and the start of another line. to hold one line of text on screen longer, you must first edit the start time of the next line of text.
  • To check your captions, log out and view it as would your intended audience. Click the caption button to view the captions and then click the transcript button to view the transcript.
  • Always ensure you have a script or transcribe your video before starting the CC processFor multiple videos, consider hiring a professional who understands closed caption formatsRemember that closed captions need to include “significant sounds” like sound effects, laughter, etc.Multiple speakers must be identifiedMore info on Closed Captions via the World Wide Web Consortium: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G87

Adding closed captions to youtube videos Adding closed captions to youtube videos Presentation Transcript

  • ADDING CLOSED CAPTIONS TO YOUTUBE VIDEOS A down and dirty tutorial by KerryJ
  • Why add closed captions to video?      Deaf people can access your content People with no sound cards or headphones can access your content People learning English have another mode of accessing content Less intrusive than open or persistent captions as users have the choice WCAG 2.0 AA compliance in Australia
  • Go to a freshly uploaded video…
  • To edit your caption text
  • To edit your caption timing
  • To check your captions Note: I log out and view as my intended audience would…
  • Final tips      Always ensure you have a script or transcribe your video before starting the CC process For multiple videos, consider hiring a professional who understands closed caption formats Remember that closed captions need to include “significant sounds” like sound effects, laughter, etc. Multiple speakers must be identified More info on Closed Captions via the World Wide Web Consortium: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G87
  • ADDING CLOSED CAPTIONS TO YOUTUBE VIDEOS http://kerryj.com A down and dirty tutorial by KerryJ