See the LSCS Web Accessibility Statement for information about LSCS policy and links to applicable law regarding captioning.
LSC's lecture capture solution, TechSmith Knowmia, provides a path to publishing captioned video.
TechSmith Knowmia videos provide the ability to caption videos in a straightforward fashion. See below:
NOTE: LSC-Online does not have caption editors or caption administrators available.
Linking to a video on another website
Almost all YouTube videos have a CC button, but be warned: they could be auto-generated captions that are sometimes quite awful. To search for videos captioned by a human and not auto-generated, follow this easy search technique.
- Enter your search term (for this example, let's say I'm searching for videos on volcanoes) in the YouTube search field.
- Add a: , CC (that's a comma, CC)
- Hit Enter or click the magnifying glass icon.
To determine if a YouTube video has auto-generated captions or captions done by a human (much preferred):
- Click on the Settings button in the bottom right corner of the video player.
- Choose Subtitles/CC.
- Make sure there is an English option, and not just an English (auto-generated) option.
- Fill out the Advanced Video Search fields that you need.
- Choose the "Subtitles: Closed captioned only" option.
- Press Enter or click the Advanced Video Search button.
Ensure media player is keyboard accessible
- Whatever the operation or behavior, make sure a mouse is not required.
- Use the following keyboard keys to navigate and interact with the web page and all of its content:
- Arrow keys
PowerPoints with audio narration
Need to describe the visual information on the screen for students who are blind?