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Video Captions

Importance

Captions are essential for accessibility and make your videos more usable for everyone. Utah State University has relationships with a number of captioning vendors and resources to help you get started on captioning your videos today!

Consider the following benefits of captions:

  • Access for users who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Better understanding for second language learners
  • Ability to watch videos in noisy environments or when sound isn't an option
  • Many users prefer them!

Video of the Scotsman song with captions

Getting Started with Captions

If you have videos that need captioning, there are multiple options for you!

Use a Professional Captioning Service
Utah State University has some great contracts with captioning providers to help you professionally caption your videos on a budget! To get started, reach out to captions@usu.edu to setup an account.

Caption Your Own Videos
If you do not have the budget available to professionally caption your videos, there are tools available to help you caption your videos. Please contact accessibility services to setup a captioning account or answer any questions about captioning your videos:

Caption Your Videos on YouTube

For videos that are hosted on YouTube, you can edit the auto-generated captions that YouTube automatically provides as a starting to edit them so that they are accurate enough to meet accessibility standards:

Add your own subtitles & closed captions

Contact Us

Please contact accessibility services to setup a captioning account or answer any questions about captioning your videos: