Adding captions to videos definitely adds a bit of time on to a project, and is so important for accessibility. But remember that captions can also help other folks who may not be deaf or hard of hearing.
According to Penn State University's Accessibility Website, non-deaf beneficiaries of captions include:
- anyone with defective computer audio
- students needing to learn new terminology or
- those whose first language is not English
- viewers in a noisy room or with a sleeping roommate
Free Video Captioning Tools
Here are some free tools that can help you get the video captioning job done:
Amara >> Free, open source, online captioning tool
Caption Format Converter Tool >> Free tool that converts SRT or SBV to various caption formats
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