Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Videos

Instructional videos are a common and useful way to dispense knowledge to university students, online course-takers, and learners of all kinds. But many elements of traditional lecture capture result in videos that are inaccessible to some students with disabilities.

This webinar will outline a step-by-step process which will help ensure both effective recording techniques and accessibility for students. Main themes of the presentation will surround planning and technical basics like longevity, lighting, audio, and the need for practice.

Simple ways to include accessibility features like video captions, transcript, and audio description will also be covered. Finally, participants will be instructed on ways to effectively share instructional videos, using free sites and with examples of instructional video at Texas Tech.

This presentation will cover:

  • Recording objectives
  • Proper equipment to use
  • Planning and technical basics
  • Easily adding captions and transcripts
  • Audio description
  • Universal design for learning (UDL)
  • Free resources for effectively sharing your videos
  • Examples of accessible instructional videos at Texas Tech


Dr. Jackie Luft
Online Accessibility Specialist | Texas Tech University

Ian Wilkinson
Section Manager, Academic Facilities & Services | Texas Tech University

Patrick Loftus (Moderator)
Marketing Assistant | 3Play Media


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