How to Add Captions to Videos
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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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Created by Doug C
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be compliant with Section 508 laws
  • Understand caption formatting
  • Create caption files
  • Add captions to online videos
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Requirements
  • A Mac or PC computer
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
Who is the target audience?
  • Government civilians
  • Government contractors
  • Government public affairs teams
  • Videographers
  • E-learning developers
  • Schools
  • Communication teams
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Curriculum For This Course
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About Captions
4 Lectures 05:37

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

Preview 01:18

You will learn about section 508 compliance.

Preview 01:58

You will learn about what captions are.

Preview 01:00

You will learn the format for correct captions.

Preview 01:21
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Creating Caption Files
8 Lectures 22:31

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

History of the software
00:25

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

Preview 03:01

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

Preview 01:31

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

Adjusting text properties
02:12

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

Setting the interval for looping
01:50

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

Transcribing and syncing captions
09:26

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

Editing captions
02:43

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

Exporting caption files
01:23
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Embedding captions to online videos
2 Lectures 04:31

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

Embedding captions to YouTube videos
03:10

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

Embedding captions to Vimeo videos
01:21
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About the Instructor
Doug C
4.3 Average rating
30 Reviews
1,541 Students
6 Courses
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.