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What is captioning?

There are two primary types of captions: those that are added to videos after they are recorded (post-production captions), and captions that are used during live events (live captions/transcription). The key to captioning is that quality is important. Bad captions are worse than no captions.

Captions should be:

  • Accurate (~99%)
  • Synchronized to the audio
  • Readable
  • Positioned on screen so they do not block important information

Learn More About Captioning

Post-Production Captioning
Add captions to a video or audio file after it has been recorded
Post-Production Captioning
Live Captioning/Transcription
Learn how to include captions in real time during lectures and other live events.
Live Captioning/Transcription
Accessible Video Players
Different video players offer different accessibility features.
Accessible Video Players
Post-Production Auto Captions
Auto captions can be a good starting point for providing high-quality captions and speed up the captioning process.
Post-Production Auto Captions
Tips, Vendors, and Getting More Help
Learn who to contact to learn more about post-production and live captioning.
Tips, Vendors, and Getting More Help