I made this video for my class, do I need to caption it?
Yes! Captioning your video gives your classmates another way to access the audio for it. How?
Do It Yourself (DIY)
The easiest way to add captions on YouTube videos is:
- Navigate to Video Manager
- Select the Edit button
- Select Subtitles/CC
- Select Add new subtitles or CC button
- Decide if you want to add or edit subtitles or closed captions
Please note: YouTube auto-captions are often machine-generated captions with poor quality that content is not accurately communicated to people who depend on captions. Auto-captions should be corrected for accuracy and provide equal access for everyone.
Amara offers a free caption/translation editor, and they’re building a community to support it.
How do I adjust YouTube default size and style of captions?
Captions are available on videos where the owner has added them and on some videos where YouTube automatically provides them. You can change the default settings for captions on your computer or mobile device. Visit Manage Caption Settings.
- Universal Design Center: Captioning
- Universal Design Center: Interactive Media
- Google: Live Caption Requirements
- Google: See Automatic Captions on Live Streams
- Google: Use YouTube with a Screen Reader
- NCDAE Captioning YouTube Videos
- 3PlayMedia: 6 YouTube Hacks for Captioning and Subtitling
- University of Washington: Adding Captions to YouTube Videos