How to Create Transcripts

To produce a descriptive transcript, it is recommended to start with an accurate caption file and then add in the appropriate level of description.

Writing a Transcript

Adding a Transcript to a Website

  1. Send the transcript file to Please indicate the URL of your website.
  2. Your file will be converted to screen reader-friendly HTML and added to your website. Note: This may take up to a week.
  3. Your transcript or a link to it should be available anywhere your video is found. If the video can also be viewed on YouTube, include a link to the transcript in the video description.

Having a descriptive transcript doesn't mean you don't need captions on your video. Captions are always required for videos, even if the video is silent (captions or note reads: "no audio") or there is only music (captions briefly describe music). Audio description, however, does take care of the transcript requirement.