18 Closed Captions on Recorded Materials
Closed captioning provides access and inclusion for digital media shared with your participants.
Closed Captions on Recorded Materials
- 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?
It is best practice to only share materials during the event with captions on and only materials that have been already captioned. If the event is recorded it increases accessibility and inclusion when the recording is closed captioned before it is shared with participants.
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 (Links to an external site.) that require that materials are captioned before being shared to the public.
For professional closed captioning the University works with Rev.com (Links to an external site.) who will add captions to pre-recorded content. To learn how to caption content independently visit the links below.
- How to add ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) Captions into a Video on UI Capture (Panopto)
- How to edit or delete captions in UI Capture (Panopto)
- Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM)
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to Facebook Videos
- Subtitles and Closed Captions in YouTube
- Closed Captions or Subtitles to Media in PowerPoint