Video and Audio Accessibility
- Accessibility and usability at Penn State: Caption guidelines: This website describes best practices for creating captions, transcripts, and alternative text in various systems.
- Able Player: This HTML5 media player was designed to be accessible across browsers.
- Amara: This platform can be used to create and crowdsource subtitles and translations.
- CADET (Caption and Description Editing Tool): This free software enables creation of caption files and audio description scripts.
- Described and Captioned Media Project (DCMP): Captioning key: This guide describes guidelines and best practices for captioning educational videos. It also links to accessibility vendors, tools, and studies.
- Stamford interactive’s guide to accessible video [PDF]: This chart summarizes considerations for making videos accessible, taking into account the file, the player, and alternative content.
- uiAccess: This website is a little out of date but provides links to transcription services for materials in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Turkish.
- WebAIM: Captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions: A summary of accessibility considerations for captioning, transcribing, and describing media.
- YouTube: This streaming service can automatically generate captions or sync captions when supplied with a transcript.
- Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service. University of Illinois, Springfield: Alt text examples: This resource provides examples that show how one author distinguished between captions and alt text.
- Cooper Hewitt guidelines for image description: These guidelines recommend inclusive practices for referencing gender, race, and ethnicity in image descriptions.
- CUNY: Accessibility toolkit for OER: Alternative text: This guide includes examples of short and long descriptions for images.
- Describing visual resources toolkit: This kit is designed to support authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations in incorporating accessibility practices in visual description.
- Diagram Center: Accessible image sample book: This book provides a series of sample diagrams and images and discussions about how to write good alternative text for each.
- National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM): Guidelines for describing STEM images: NCAM recommends practices for describing STEM images including brevity, clarity, narrative description, and navigation control.
- Poet Training Tool: A website that discusses when and how to describe a variety of image types and provides opportunities to practice writing alt text.
- WebAIM: Alt text blunders: Discusses common mistakes made in writing alternative text for images.