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DIY Workflows for Captioning & Transcription

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

While using a 3rd party closed captioning and video transcription service certainly makes the process easier for video producers, it’s not for everyone. The main barrier to hiring a captioning company? Cost. Is there a cheap or free closed captioning and video…

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Updated March 2, 2021

How to Simplify Your Captioning Workflow

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

If complex workflows are your biggest challenge, then use these tips to simplify your captioning workflow. Adding captions is a process, but that doesn’t mean it should be complex. Through integrations, API workflows, and centralization, you can make the captioning process simpler.…

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Updated April 6, 2021

Brightcove Gallery

by Elisa Lewis in How-To

Video interactivity significantly enriches the viewing experience by offering the viewer greater control over what they’re watching by using the text as a navigation tool. What is Brightcove Gallery? Brightcove’s Gallery makes it easy for marketers to create customized video experiences with…

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Updated February 23, 2021

How to Enable Audio Description on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Third-party mobile apps that contain audio description on videos typically allow smartphone users to enable audio descriptions within the app or video player itself. But if you want to ensure your phone is playing audio description tracks when they are available for…

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Updated March 2, 2021

How to Get the Perfect Audio Recording for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

If you are looking to reduce the red flags and [inaudibles] in your final captioned files, listen up. With the following tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect microphone, create the perfect recording space, and capture the perfect audio. Mic Check,…

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Updated July 9, 2019

How to Create Stronger Collaborations on Campus for Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The strategy behind the University of Arizona’s (UA) accessibility efforts can be summarized in two words: collaboration and sharing. By reaching out, offering help, and being more aware of campus happenings, the accessibility team is making important strides towards full accessibility. In…

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Updated February 23, 2021

[Infographic] How Captions Improve SEO

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In recent years, the number of devices with screens has exploded, correlating to a mass consumption of video. By 2019, video will make up 80% of all consumer internet traffic. Video is everywhere and it will only continue to proliferate our screens.…

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Updated February 10, 2021

How to Add Captions Using Vimeo and Adobe Premiere Pro

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  Video creators rejoice! Vimeo’s new panel allows you to seamlessly upload your Adobe Premiere Pro videos straight into your Vimeo account. With around 280 million subscribers and 715 million monthly views, Vimeo is a powerful video platform to use for your…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Make YouTube Videos Accessible and Interactive with One Click

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

With 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is a treasure trove of incredible video content that you may want to use on your site or in your course. But what if the video owner hasn’t added captions? Well, you’re…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How Do I Add Captions to My Videos?

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

So you have a video – but how do you add captions? There are three main ways to associate a caption file with a video: Upload Captions as “Side Car” Files The most common way to add captions to your videos is…

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Updated February 23, 2021

Guest Post from PremiereGal: Trends in Captioning Style & Formatting

by Kelsey Brannan in How-To

Video is everywhere. It’s on our TVs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and more! And, more often than not, people are now watching videos in environments where they can’t have the audio on, like subways, libraries, offices, and sometimes in classrooms. Facebook videos…

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Updated January 2, 2020

How to Add Closed Captions to MP4 Videos

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

  So, you have an MP4 video file and you want to add closed captions or subtitles. Where do you start? First, you’ll need to get a caption file with all the transcribed audio from your video. Once you have a caption…

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Updated June 3, 2019