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Video Accessibility Guide

A guide to making video tutorials accessible for users with diverse needs.

For Further Reading

For Further Reading

Canadian Association of Broadcasters. (2008). Closed captioning standards and protocol for Canadian English language television programming services [PDF]. Retrieved from

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (2003). The CBC captioning style guide [PDF]. Retrieved from

Catalano, A. (2014). Improving distance education for students with special needs: A qualitative study of students’ experiences with an online library research course. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 8(1-2), 17-31.

Clossen, A. & Proces, P. (2017). Rating the accessibility of library tutorials from leading research universities. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 17(4), 803-825.

CNIB. (2012). Clear print accessibility guidelines. Retrieved from

Humber College. (2019). Making media accessible: Humber College captioning style guide. Version 3 [PDF]. Retrieved from

Kavanagh Webb, K. & Hoover, J. (2015). Universal design for learning (UDL) in the academic library: A methodology for mapping multiple means of representation in library tutorials. College & Research Libraries, 15(4), 537-553.

Martin, N.A. & Martin, R. (2015). Would you watch it? Creating effective and engaging video tutorials. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 40-56.

Mestre, L. (2012). Designing effective library tutorials: A guide for accommodating multiple learning styles. Chandos Publishing.

Oud, J. (2011). Improving screencast accessibility for people with disabilities: Guidelines and techniques. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 16(3), 129-144.

Oud, J. (2016). Accessibility of vendor-created database tutorials for people with disabilities. Information Technology and Libraries, 35(4), 7-18.

Rapchak, M.E., (2017). Is your tutorial pretty or pretty useless? Creating effective tutorials with the principles of multimedia learning. Journal of Library & Information Service in Distance Learning, 11(1-2), 68-76.

Weeks, T. & Putnam Davis, J. (2016). Evaluating best practices for video tutorial: A case study. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 11(1-2), 183-195.

Zoom Help Center. (n.d.). Automatically Transcribe Cloud Recordings. Zoom. Retrieved February 6, 2020, from

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