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Clarify dialogue, increase accessibility – video captioning ensures your content is ADA compliant and engaging for viewers of all abilities, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Self-service or by-request video captioning services are available to enhance educational access.

  • Supports accessibility standards. Video captioning increases accessibility for all users and supports the instructional materials accessibility goals of the CSU’s ATI initiative.
  • Available for multiple platforms. In addition to self-service video captioning through Mediasite, you can request captioning for YouTube and Vimeo videos used for educational purposes using the Video Captioning Request Form.
  • Watch and learn, even while muted. Captioning supports auto-play, allowing viewers to watch videos on mute on their mobile devices in situations where audio isn’t ideal.
  • Easily scan and search for phrases and topics. Closed captioning and text-based video transcriptions make it easy to pull quotes and key areas of information.
  • Prepped for future translation. The demand for translated closed-captioned videos and video transcripts in other languages is growing.

Captioning FYI

  • Video captioniong must include speaker name and topic, not just content transcription.
  • Don't just “set and forget“ — captions need to be validated for accuracy and description of visuals.