Material Detail

Captioning YouTube Videos Offers Easy Accessibility Boost

Captioning YouTube Videos Offers Easy Accessibility Boost

Including captions—or transcripts—of videos is an easy way to enhance eLearning accessibility and make eLearning videos usable to more learners, including those who need to view them without sound. Captioning YouTube videos is easy and a great introduction to do-it-yourself accessibility enhancements. The captioning process adds, essentially, subtitles. With a little extra effort, a developer could create closed captions that also describe ambient sounds and sound effects, providing a better learning experience for learners who are hard of hearing or viewing without audio.



  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collection (1) Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.