Tips for Writing Captions and Transcripts

General Tips for Both Captions and Transcripts

When authoring closed captions or transcripts for accessibility purposes, be sure to include text for all audio that is spoken including meaningful sounds. Ask yourself, does leaving out this sound change the story, lesson or experience? The writer must use his or her own judgment.

Example: should you indicate in captions/transcript that someone has coughed?

Your goal is to ensure all visitors experiencing the media are getting the same information out of it no matter on which senses they rely.

Captions

Requirements

Captions Should be

Transcripts

Requirements

Transcripts Should be