Web Accessibility

Multimedia (Audio & Video)

What are captions?

  • Captions appear on the video screen and change dynamically as the video plays.

  • They can be open or closed.

  • Captions includes description of important sounds.

  • The primary audience is hard of hearing, deaf/Deaf viewers.

Learn more about captions

What is a transcript?

  • A transcript is a written version of the entire video — like a screenplay.

  • It includes description of important sounds and visual elements.

  • The primary audiences include visually impaired users, viewers with learning/cognitive disabilities.

Learn more about transcripts

When are captions and/or a transcript required?