Recorded: April 12, 2018 – Teachers at all levels increasingly use audio and video content as part of their instruction practice. Unfortunately, many of these materials are inaccessible to learners with disabilities.
In this session, we discuss the importance of making all education materials accessible, how to make your audio and video accessible and various free tools and resources.
Participants learn about:
- Legal requirements.
- How to create audio transcripts.
- How to create captioning files.
- Methods for creating video descriptions.
- Where to find free tools and resources.
John E. Brandt – John is the Training and Operations Coordinator for Maine CITE, Maine’s Assistive Technology Program and the Maine AEM Program. He is a former school psychologist and was the program director of Masters in Education Distance Learning Program at the University of New England.
John has a long-time, avid interest in technology, consulting on the use of technology in psychology and mental health and more recently has owned and operated a web design/development firm specializing is accessible and universally designed digital content.
- Handout for this presentation –
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Links mentions in this webinar…
The following links are to websites and other assets mentioned in this webinar. Note we are not endorsing any product or service:
- Examples of Accessible Podcasts
- Examples of Accessible Video
- Examples of Accessible Video using Audio Description
Tools and Resources for Podcasts
- Semi-automated podcast transcription
- 5 Free Transcription Software for Triumphant Transcripts
- Do It Yourself Transcripts and Captions
- Diverse and Accessible Podcasts
- Scribie – Free Podcast Transcription – Note: long waiting list
- 10 Essential Tools to Record, Edit, Transcribe and Share Podcasts
- Sonix for Podcasters
- The Importance of Including Transcripts with your Podcasts and a swift solution.
Resources and Tools for Video Captioning
- WebAIM – Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions
- Accessible HTML5 Media Players & More
- Open vs Closed Captioning
- Captioning Your Own Video for Free
- NCDAE – Captioning YouTube Videos
- YouTube – Add your own subtitles & closed captions
- Canvas LMS – Guidance for Video Captioning
- BlackBoard LMS – Guidance for video captioning
- Zoom – Getting Started With Closed Captioning
- Microsoft – Add subtitles or captions to a video in Office 365 Video
- Captioning Social Media – How to Add Captions to Videos on Facebook
Resources for Audio Description
- 3 Play Media
- AST Caption Synch
- Audio Description Project – American Council of the Blind
- Audio Description Associates – Joel Snyder
- 508 Accessible Videos – How to Make Audio Descriptions
- Audio Description from Perkins Learning
- Audio Description Resource Guide – National Library Service
Described and Captioned Media Program provides premium media designed for students with disabilities and leads as a resource for families and teachers, supported by the Department of Education.
Adding captions and subtitles to HTML5 video – Mozilla (very techy) –
W3C-WAI Web Accessibility Tutorials – Guidance on how to create websites that meet WCAG – [Draft] Caption formats and examples 2017/05/12.
Rev- 4/13/18 – Photo credit: Image at the top of the Closed Caption logo is licensed through Creative Commons by Wikipedia Commons. The picture of the presenter was unavoidable.