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Video Accessibility Guide

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

Best Practices for Auditory Accessibility

  • Captioning
    • Edit your captioning text file. At best, auto-generated captions are 85% accurate and struggle with subject-specific terminology.
    • Closed captions are preferred to open captions as they are less distracting.
    • Ensure captions are synced with the audio and visuals, so captions do not appear too early or too late.
    • Include a link to a text-only transcript.
  • Any action performed on-screen should have an auditory and/or textual counterpart.
  • Narration should not overlap with musical accompaniment or ambient noise.