Which Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning Laws Apply to You? (QUIZ)

June 27, 2016 BY EMILY GRIFFIN
Updated: January 4, 2018

Suspect you might be legally required to closed caption your online videos?

Take a quick quiz to get a better sense of which web accessibility and closed captioning laws may apply to your organization.

To get started, select the option that best describes your company:

K-12 School

Public or private institutions.


Higher Education

Private and public colleges, universities, or trade schools.

Examples: community college, law schools, private university, etc.

Higher Education

Online Learning or Continuing Education

Private companies that publish eLearning content or serve online courses to a student body or members of the public. Classes can be free or paid.

Examples: Pearson, edX, etc.



Federal, state, or municipal government agencies, departments, offices, or organizations.

Examples: public library, national park, governor’s office, etc.


Film & TV Producer

Producers or distributors of video content for film, broadcast TV, or digital distribution.

Examples: cable channel, film studio, Hulu, etc.


Online Video

Producer, publisher, or distributor of online video that is not intended for film or TV.

Examples: vloggers, YouTubers, web series producers, etc.

Online Video

Religious Broadcaster

Houses of worship or spiritual institutions that produce video.

Example: televangelists, broadcast church services, digital Sunday school instruction, etc.


Private Company

For-profit or non-profit organization that is privately owned and produces video for internal or for external use.

Examples: company training videos, recruitment videos, promotional videos, etc.



Not sure where you fit in the above categories?

Try this quiz.

Not Sure

Read the free report: 2017 State of Captioning.

The closed caption CC icon shown in the middle of a TV.