Contribute Subtitles and Closed Captions to YouTube Vidoes

December 13, 2015 § 1 Comment

Good Follow Up to CCAC Advocacy about YouTube/Google Fan Captioning – see our first blogpost, and now pleased to re-blog these two efforts from two CCAC members who are skilled with captioning knowledge and dedication!

From Bill below, and also go to this link for Michael’s post:

Link for Bill also now:


Contribute subtitles and closed captions to YouTube Channels


Some channels let you contribute subtitles and closed captions to their videos. They’re viewable on the video by clicking on the [CC] icon in the player. Approved content is owned by the video owner.
Read more on YT Support

Video Owners:

  • Go to Video Manager
  • Click Edit Video
  • Subtitles And CC Tab
  • Turn ‘Allow Community Contributions’ on

I’m told you get to review them. If anyone allows this on a video, let me know and we’ll try it out.

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§ One Response to Contribute Subtitles and Closed Captions to YouTube Vidoes

  • ls says:

    Dec. 17- CCAC had a good live chat with Google/YouTube today about video captioning – a summary will be shared with CCAC membership in the CCAC forum online soon. In brief they are working on improved systems for quality CC all the time, and there is already a collaboration feature on the Fan CC systrem (see CCAC suggestion on the blogpost of Dec. 13). CCAC shared some other ideas, and learned more from Google, and as always, encouraged the company to push “quality” and timeliness so that all new videos are accessible with quality CC as soon as possible. We said the content owner (person putting the video online) is her/his best fan, and the systems for adding CC as a first thought (not an afterthought) need to be as simple and efficient as possible. Of course, they agree.

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