CC in YouTube

YouTube offers creators several different options for captioning content. These are three options that I believe to be most helpful for educators and their students with YouTube content to create accessibility.


Edit Existing YouTube Auto-generated Content.

This method ideal for:
  • Creators with existing auto-generated content.



Upload a Transcript.

This method ideal for:
  • Creators who script out their videos as part of the creation process.
  • Creators who use Google Docs Voice Typing to generate a draft transcript file.


Transcribe and Auto-Sync Option.

This method ideal for:


  • Creators who do not have a transcript as part of the creation process.
  • Creators with existing YouTube content that does not have auto-generated captions.




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  1. Hi Melissa,

    We are researchers from the University of Toronto who conduct research in accessibility and technology, and we are so impressed by your videos related to captions. Here are two studies we are recruiting participants to help understanding practices and challenges of captioning videos to make YouTube videos accessible:

    (1) We would like to invite people who captioned and uploaded videos to YouTube to participate in an online survey. Participants need to complete the survey electronically and it only takes about 5 ~ 10 minutes. After finishing the survey, participants will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. To participate, participants must be 18 years or older, and have experiences captioning and uploading videos to YouTube. You can complete the survey at the following link: http://cmu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEezd0IXjCRLXb7
    Understanding YouTuber's practices and challenges when captioning videos
    Understanding YouTuber's practices and challenges when captioning videos
    cmu.ca1.qualtrics.com

    (2) We would like to invite people who are deaf and hard of hearing and have experiences watching YouTube videos to participate in an interview study which takes around 30 ~ 45 minutes. The interview is related to your experiences with YouTube captioning. The interview will be conducted through the social platform (e.g., Facebook) that you prefer to use. After finishing the interview, participants will be paid $15. To participate, participants must be 18 years or older, must be deaf and hard of hearing, and have experiences watching YouTube videos. If you are interested, please contact franklin.li@mail.utoronto.ca.

    Note: If you are qualified for both studies, you can register for both.

    If you know other people who are qualified for this study, please share the information with them.

    If you have any questions, please contact us via email: franklin.li@mail.utoronto.ca.

    Thanks,
    Franklin Mingzhe Li

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