DO YOU SEE
WHAT I’M SAYING?
The Fun and Awesome of
Video Closed Captioning,
Now With 80% Less Guilt Trip
Kerri Hicks
URI
1...
SO, WHY SHOULD WE DO THIS?
There might be a law or something.
OK, but why else should I create closed captions?
1. Online ...
Words get indexed by Google.
3Thursday, October 10, 13
WHY DOESN’T
EVERYONE DO IT?
"The problem today is, creating captioned media for
the web is still seen as very much a diffic...
HOW DO I DO IT?
Welcome to Amara ( www.amara.org )
Amara is composed of three main parts:
A subtitle creation and viewing ...
6Thursday, October 10, 13
AMARA INTERFACE
7Thursday, October 10, 13
WHO CAPTIONS?
Ideally, academic staff who have captioning experience
Students -- assign one student to one class session
a...
INDULGE ME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q03gn2Wuik
9Thursday, October 10, 13
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  1. 1. DO YOU SEE WHAT I’M SAYING? The Fun and Awesome of Video Closed Captioning, Now With 80% Less Guilt Trip Kerri Hicks URI 1Thursday, October 10, 13
  2. 2. SO, WHY SHOULD WE DO THIS? There might be a law or something. OK, but why else should I create closed captions? 1. Online video subtitles increase video viewing by 40% Source: http://www.reelseo.com/subtitles-viewing/ 2. Google will do a darned good job of translating your video’s content into dozens of languages, so people who aren’t native English speakers can understand what’s going on. 3. Up to 40% of first-page Google search results are video, and your captions make a fantastic transcript, which is indexed, and can improve your SEO. 2Thursday, October 10, 13
  3. 3. Words get indexed by Google. 3Thursday, October 10, 13
  4. 4. WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE DO IT? "The problem today is, creating captioned media for the web is still seen as very much a difficult hands-on process, which requires specific skills, technologies, and/or software that is complex, expensive, and intricate to work with. Because of this, creating captioned media is often out-sourced to third-party, for-profit production houses, leaving the perception that it is also an expensive proposition." --http://captioning.stanford.edu/ 4Thursday, October 10, 13
  5. 5. HOW DO I DO IT? Welcome to Amara ( www.amara.org ) Amara is composed of three main parts: A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget) A collaborative subtitling website An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery Everything Amara does is available under the open source AGPL license. 5Thursday, October 10, 13
  6. 6. 6Thursday, October 10, 13
  7. 7. AMARA INTERFACE 7Thursday, October 10, 13
  8. 8. WHO CAPTIONS? Ideally, academic staff who have captioning experience Students -- assign one student to one class session advantage of students is they should know the material Students -- hireTAs / $30-$50 per hour lecture Faculty -- especially for lectures that will be reused across semesters Crowdsourcing! 8Thursday, October 10, 13
  9. 9. INDULGE ME http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q03gn2Wuik 9Thursday, October 10, 13

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