Captioning Online Videos

Terry Thompson
Technology Specialist
AccessIT, University of Washington


Who Benefits From Captions?

Examples of Searchable Video

The Captioning Process

  1. Create a transcript
  2. Format the transcript as needed for your captioning tool
  3. Use your captioning tool to timestamp the caption-sized segments
  4. Save to an output file that is appropriate for your media type

Captioning Tools

Overview: Real Media Files

Overview: Quicktime Files

Overview: Windows Media Files

Overview: Flash

Multimedia Accessibility Resources