How to Add Captions to Videos

How to create captions for online videos so you are Section 508 compliant and not breaking the law.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

In 1998 the US Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

Learn how to be compliant with this law so your videos follow government requirements. A professional video producer will show you how to be Section 508 compliant in this course.

This course will walk you through:

  • How to create captions
  • How to edit captions
  • How to export caption files
  • How to embed caption files to online videos like on YouTube and Vimeo

What are the requirements?

  • A Mac or PC computer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be compliant with Section 508 laws
  • Understand caption formatting
  • Create caption files
  • Add captions to online videos

Who is the target audience?

  • Government civilians
  • Government contractors
  • Government public affairs teams
  • Videographers
  • E-learning developers
  • Schools
  • Communication teams

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: About Captions

You will learn how to caption videos by creating them and embedding them into videos.


You will learn about section 508 compliance.


You will learn about what captions are.


You will learn the format for correct captions.

Section 2: Creating Caption Files

You will learn how long the movie captioning software has been around, who created it and what kinds of groups are using it.


You will learn the basics of the software so you can understand the interface.


You will learn how to upload a movie or audio file to the captioning software.


You will learn how to adjust the text properties of your captions.


You will learn how to set the looping interval for the captioning process.


You will learn how to transcribe and sync your captions to your content.


You will learn how to make adjustments to your captions in case there are errors.


You will learn how to export your caption file once you are done transcribing and syncing the captions to your content.

Section 3: Embedding captions to online videos

You will learn how to embed caption files to videos on youtube.


You will learn how to embed caption files to videos on vimeo.

Section 4: Quiz
6 questions

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Instructor Biography

Doug C, Video Producer and E-learning Developer

I have 15 years of professional experience in video production and distance education.

• B.F.A, Film Production, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

• Certificate in Distance Education, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, 2015

I started my career producing educational videos for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services followed by the Department of Defense and other groups. My productions have covered a wide range of topics including business, science, technology, multimedia, health, policy and more. I love what I do and hope you enjoy my courses.

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