One easy way to add accessibility to your educational work is to add captions to videos. This might seem tedious, but it’s easy and quick with YouTube’s automatic captioning system. Many videos uploaded to the platform will automatically post these generated captions with the video. Sometimes it may take a little while for YouTube’s algorithm to create them if the video is particularly long or complex. And while YouTube is constantly improving, the automatically generated captions may still have errors. These can be fixed using the Subtitles/CC editing tools.
ITS’ new Knowledge Base article details the process of ensuring the publication of automatic captions, as well as how to edit them and add new ones.