Creating videos with accessibility in mind helps every learner. Students with a hearing disability or who are deaf will need closed captioning capabilities, allowing them to read content that is normally audio. The same captioning can help others, including those without a hearing disability, as it allows them to use captioning in a number of different situations.
Many tools, like YouTube and Panopto, have built-in features to aid in the captioning of videos. Both tools offer partially correct automatic captioning, but give users the ability to edit them to reach the 99% accuracy standard established by the judicial system.
This self-guided tutorial focuses on Panopto.
Please review the following five tasks. Each item will open in a new window/tab, allowing you to review the item’s content without losing this page. Close the item’s tab to return to this page and move on to the next item in the list.
- Read What is Accessibility?
- Review Everyone Benefits from Closed Captioning.
- View the ITConnect Knowledge Base: Panopto articles to learn how to use Panopto.
- Review Simple Editing of Closed Captions in Panopto.
- Complete the activity: Accessible Video Activity.
Alternatively, you can download the Accessible Video – Self-Guided Tutorial Printable Guide as a PDF. It includes the first six steps listed. The seventh task, Accessible Video Activity, must be completed through its link.