Ask an Expert – May 2018 – How to Make Videos More Accessible

How to Make Videos More Accessible

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these thoughts.

You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and external costs and here’s how.

The trick here is for those who are contemplating making videos more accessible to bear the following in mind:

  1. Include captioning so that those who are hard of hearing can easily follow the spoken word. Make sure that the captioning is easy to read and placed appropriately on the screen. It is best to consult with the experts who produce and work with captioning in order to ensure that it is done correctly.
  2. Include audio description so that those who are blind, vision impaired, and the print disabled can have the chance to know what is going on when there is no spoken word. For this, you should also consult with those who are expert in the field of audio description so that audio description is done correctly.
  3. Make sure that quality is appropriate when it comes to sound.

This is but a short list but a very good start.

Good luck!

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