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Creating Accessible Video Files

Creating Accessible Video Files

YouTube and various other tools now make it easy to share videos with your users. But what about your users with hearing impairments? Include captioning on your videos so that deaf users (or even people using computers without speakers) can watch the video and still understand the message. We've even put together a list of tools to help create captioning on your videos.


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Web Captioning Overview - WebAIM 

This article is a general discussion of captioning video files. It takes a top-down approach, explaining basic concepts rather than getting into detailed techniques for each media type.


Making Video Accessible 

Self-paced online tutorial designed to show you how to make multimedia accessible for individuals with disabilities... transcripts, captioning and audio descriptions. 


Flash Accessibility - WebAIM 

Basic overview and how-tos of Flash accessibility. 


From Adobe 

  • Flash Accessibility
    • Provides numerous resources for Flash developers - including best practices, an FAQ, and coding examples.
  • Developer Connection
    • Adobe brings together an online community of Flash developers and offers accessibility solutions for problems ranging from trivial to complex.
  • Developer Documentation
    • Includes a great deal of technical information on the Accessibility class built into ActionScript 3.0.
  • Accessibility Blogs
    • The Adobe blog is a good source for up-to-date news regarding Adobe products, including Flash, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat PDF.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/25/14