Captions on Videos

Based on W3C Web Accessibility InitiativeUX Collective, and the Described and Captioned Media Program. Refer to these resources for more specific guidance.

  • Make videos as accessible as possible. Provide closed or open captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, as well as for people who process written information better than audio.
  • Automatic captions can be used as a starting point for developing accurate captions and transcripts. Often, automatic text is wrong. Confirm that captions match the spoken audio before publishing.
  • Identify the speakers, especially if they are in a voiceover or otherwise off-camera. Names can be displayed in square brackets. For example: