Closed Captioning and Accessibility

The University of Oregon is committed to providing inclusive and accessible content to all users, including those with hearing impairments. Closed-captioning ensures that videos are accessible to all audiences.

All video and multimedia content on a website or video streaming platform must be captioned. Captions should accurately reflect spoken dialogue and relevant audio information, and should be synchronized with the corresponding video content. Follow relevant legal standards and guidelines, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and university policy, to ensure compliance.

UO Video Accessibility Guidelines

DIY Captioning

To create captions for your own content, follow these steps:

  1. Create a transcription.
  2. Edit the text for accuracy and formatting.
  3. Synchronize the transcript with the video.
  4. Post the video to a hosting platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
  5. Upload the .srt caption file to the streaming site.

Professional Caption Vendors

Many external vendors offer closed-captioning services for a fee. Contact if you are interested in working with a vendor for live or post-production captioning services.

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