Video subtitles are essential, not just an optional extra
October 27, 2015 § 2 Comments
Hello to Albert Freeman – we are re-blogging this today on CCACblog. wordpress.com – and we’d welcome you! as a CCAC member soon – see CCACaptioning.org
Meawhile- worth reading his blogpost folks – as we aim to #captiontheworld
CCAC – place 2 b 4 captioning advocacy
We all know how video is taking over the Internet, and this is opening up lots of exciting possibilities. But sadly, closed captions (or subtitles) are often thought of as an optional extra, if they are thought of at all. The truth is very different. Unless your video makes perfect sense without sound, you really must add captions.
Think of a deaf person, or someone without a working soundcard, or someone looking at their phone on a noisy bus. Adding captions instantly makes your videos more accessible to more people. And those people will thank you for it. In fact, if you work in the public sector, it is illegal to make services online inaccessible to disabled users..
How to add subtitles on YouTube and Facebook
There are several ways to add subtitles to a YouTube video. The most fiddly, but the way I recommend, is to create…
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