Audio & Video Best Practices

Our goal is to provide all users of our media with the best experience we can. With that in mind, we’ve established some best practices for audio and video use on Brandeis websites. 

Best Practices


Audio should be clear and easy to understand with limited background noise. High-quality audio will also make the process of captioning and/or transcribing easier.


On-screen text within a video should be easy to read against its background, using strong, contrasting color combinations

Captions and Transcripts

Be sure to include time for captions and transcripts in your audio or video production workflow.

  • Videos: Captions are required; in addition, descriptive transcripts are recommended.

  • Audio: Descriptive transcripts are required.

Read more about when captions and/or transcripts are required
What's the difference?
Learn more about captions
Learn more about transcripts

Captions and transcripts benefit more than just people with disabilities!