Monday, December 8, 2014

(CC) Closed Captioning Tips (UW-Stout Tech Tips Newsletter)

Editor: Karen Franker

Closed-Captioning Tips

Discover the benefits of providing low-cost, high-quality closed-captioning to meet the needs of all learners, and view examples of exemplary video resources for PowerPoint, YouTube, and Vimeo. 
Five Reasons to Add Closed Captioning on Your Online Videos
Brittany Corners explains five benefits of closed captioning including: reaching new audiences, looking more professional, and improving search engine optimization.
The Importance of Closed Captioning, Demonstrated (Video 1:07 minutes)
Kerri Holferty demonstrates how uncaptioned video appears to learners.
Exemplary Welcome Online Course Video (Video 2:35 minutes)
UW-Stout online instructor Dr. Susan Manning provides an excellent example using CaptionSync to create a well-captioned welcome video on Vimeo for her online course.
Captioning YouTube Videos
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) describes the three most common methods for captioning YouTube videos.
Audio and Video Accessibility
Portland Community College provides an excellent resource on video captioning and audio transcription guidelines.
508 Accessible Videos – Why (and How) to Make Them
Jonathan Rubin and others explain the three aspects of making videos accessible: captions, audio descriptions, and a 508-compliant video player.
Enjoy Videos on Vimeo with Closed Captioning Available in Many Languages
Staff at explain how to turn on closed captioning and subtitling languages in Vimeo videos.
Do It Yourself Transcripts and Captions
Deborah Edwards-Onoro shares tools for creating captions and video transcripts. Check out her top five tips for creating the best transcripts.

Tech Tip: How to Add Video Captions to PowerPoint

The staff at Microsoft describes how to add closed captions to PowerPoint 2010 video files via the free STAMP (Subtitling Text Add-in Microsoft PowerPoint) add-in.

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EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning
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