March 27, 2019

School of Public Health YouTube videos show best practices for captioning

Laptop has a screenshot from a School of Public Health video showing captions

Want an example of best practices for video captioning? Check out the School of Public Health’s videos on YouTube — 100 percent of the school’s videos are captioned, and they don’t use YouTube’s automated captioning service, which is not accurate enough for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and can be confusing to those whose first language is not English. Instead, the school supplies its own captions for each video as a standard practice. Learn how to make your videos more accessible.