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Hope James

3 Tricks for creating accessible video lectures

3 min read

Video lectures are a powerful way to impart knowledge and establish a rapport with learners. However, it may pose challenges for those who are suffering from specific disabilities if correct parameters are not met to create accessible video lectures. We have brought this write up to those beginner level developers to guide them in creating a compelling end user product. Following these simple techniques and strategies that create video accessible for the majority of the student. Strategies to create useful, accessible video lectures.

  1. Add Captions Captions are text manuscripts of the audio content that is synchronized with the video. It ensures your video's accessibility to all kinds of learners (disabled and non-disabled). It helps those unfamiliar with the native language and face challenges in learning technical terms spoken in the content. There are specific online tools that can accomplish the task. Still, it is recommended to outsource prominent services like Acadecraft, whose services include seamless integrations with YouTube, Panopto, and other platform.
  2. Audio Description Audio descriptions are the narrative audio track that narrates your video content, making it accessible for visually impaired users. These users have a better understanding of audio by listening to it. However, certain video content, like on screen text or others that only have video content, must be described to users for better accessibility. You can outsource voice-over artists and do it yourself to narrate the entire content. Reading the entire video lectures helps to announce if the slides are being paraphrased so that viewers aren't worried about missing out on anything.
  3. Transcript The transcript is a text version of the content that captures audio and other critical visual information to make users' content accessible. It helps people who have technical limitations or visual problems. Transcripts help people who quickly scan or search a video content without watching the entire video. The transcript will be available as one of the alternative output formats generated by the closed caption process if you have captioned the content. It is perfect for free online tools and commercial service providers. To make the transcript available, you will link the relevant video to your web page wherever you link or display it. Final words Many users are suffering from several physical challenges. But knowledge never discriminates anyone on this planet. Accessible video lectures are a powerful means to impart knowledge and educate them. Above mentioned strategies will help developers to create effective content.