Accessible Video – Self-Guided Tutorial

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 six 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.

  1. Read What is Accessibility?
  2. Review Everyone Benefits from Closed Captioning.
  3. View the ITConnect Knowledge Base: Panopto articles to learn how to use Panopto.
  4. Review Simple Editing of Closed Captions in Panopto.
  5. Enroll in the Accessibility Self-Guided Tutorials site.
  6. In the site, 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.