19 Closed Captions on Recorded Materials

Closed captioning provides access and inclusion for digital media shared with your participants.

Closed Captions on Recorded Materials

Ask Yourself

  • Do all your videos, podcasts, or YouTube clips have captions that have high accuracy?
  • Are any post event or programming recordings also captioned?
  • Does your advertising and any website or social media contain captions?

Recommended Practices

It is best practice to only share only materials that have been already captioned, and to turn the such captions on prior to sharing the materials. If the event is recorded and then posted or shared widely, be sure the recording is captioned before sharing.

All public-facing videos or live streams (including Facebook Live events) must be closed captioned. The University of Iowa has policies including the Digital Media policy and guidelines from the The Office of Strategic Communications’ full statement on closed captioning, which provide details on the importance of closed captioning and how to caption web video and pre-recorded content.

For professional closed captioning the University works with Rev.com who will add captions to pre-recorded content. To learn how to caption content independently visit the links below.


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