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andreashettle:

Watch this great video on why closed captions on YouTube and other web TV videos matter!  

Why do they matter to me?  Without the captions, I won’t understand anything in your video! And that is so frustrating! But with captions, I can watch, enjoy, hit “like”, and share your videos with people I know!  Bear in mind that automated captions need to be edited before use: otherwise, they are usually terrible and not helpful.  And please don’t forget to include a description of important sounds, tone of voice etc.  Deaf people can’t hear these either!

Need to know how to get your videos captioned?  Visit the Caption Action 2 Facebook group, and hit the button for “File” at the top of the page.  You want the file entitled “Information for Web TV Producers”.  Some options available to you are free, they just require a bit of time.  These may be the best fit for small, unfunded web TV producers. Other options require about $2 or $3 for each minute of video. For larger producers, paying for others to caption your videos may ensure better quality captions and frees you from depending on potentially uneven or unqualified volunteer support. 

Want to help advocate for more use of captions in YouTube and other web TV programs?  Consider joining the Caption Action 2 Facebook group, and jump in with whatever tasks you think you can help with!

Looking to find captioned web TV videos?  You can find a searchable collection at http://captionedwebtv.blogspot.com/!

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