Video Captioning

What is a video caption? 

Captions are a text alternatives of a video's audio content and are synchronized with your video. Captions are typically seen as a running text at the bottom of a video. In order to meet our accessibility standards, its important that videos always include captions to prerecorded videos or provide real-time captions for live videos. 

Captions offer users:

  • A text description of the spoken word.
  • Descriptions of background music and sounds that are important for the context of the video. 
  • The same level of information that an auditory user would need to understand the content. 


How do I add captions to a video? 

How to Add Automatic Captions to a Video - Panopto

How to add Captions to a Page's Video - Facebook

How to Add Captions While Uploading and Editing Videos - YouTube


Still Need Help? 

Let us know! We are happy to help you make your content more accessible. 

Madison Ellis, Accessibility Specialist

Amy Cole, Digital Media Program Manager


Head back to the video accessibility page