Accessible Technology

Adding Captions to Panopto Videos

UW-IT at the University of Washington (UW) offers lecture capture services through an external service called Panopto.

Faculty, staff, and students with disabilities can submit an accommodation request to caption Panopto videos by contacting the UW Disability Services Office or Disability Resources for Students. If the accommodation request is approved, all costs of captioning services are covered by the UW.

If there is no active accommodation request, video owners are nevertheless encouraged to caption their videos. Captions are helpful for a wide variety of people and make video content fully searchable. Panopto can generate captions using automatic speech recognition (ASR). These typically require editing before they’re suitable for publication, but the ASR process can save substantial time over captioning video from scratch. For specific instructions, see the following resources: