Tip #16: Caption video
- Captioned video is accessible to people who can't hear it.
- Captions make video full-text searchable.
- Captions can be automatically translated to other languages during playback.
- Captions can be used to generate an interactive transcript.
Example YouTube Video with Captions
Free Tools for Captioning
See also YouTube Caption Tools Part 2 for Terrill Thompson's review of several free tools.
A Few Commercial Tools & Services for Captioning
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