Captioning Your Video
Imagine that you’re watching a video on this site and the most crucial part of the video is inaudible or muffled or you just can’t understand what the person is saying? Wouldn’t it be nice to have captions that could clarify the mystery?
Why Use Captions?
Also, it’s the law
If you’re posting video in a public forum, your video content must be captioned by law: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all media used or purchased by public agencies receiving federal/state funds be accessible. This also applies to online videos. Not only does captioning videos ensure UT is in compliance with federal legislation, it also ensures that everyone has access to the content.
Where to Get Video Captioned
The UT Libraries offers captioning and transcription service that are FREE to instructors who need course materials captioned or students who request captioning for course materials that are not already captioned. This captioning is done manually by human beings, which makes the accuracy rate very high.
For all other customers and projects, captioning services are $1.00 per minute.
DO NOT USE TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES OFFERED BY YouTube!
These captioning services—and other machine rendered services like it— are only 60%-70% accurate.
Request captioning or for more information, contact the Captioning & Transcription Services.