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The Why & How of Online Captioning

Wednesday, July 26th, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

Frameweld offers this free webinar.

This archived webinar will help content producers, educators, and policymakers understand what they can do to make sure video content is properly captioned to make it accessible.

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How To Add Subtitles to ANY Video Using Universal Subtitles

Thursday, February 7, 2013
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

Universal Subtitles let's you add captions to any video on YouTube, Vimeo, in HTML5, etc. We'll share some tricks that can speed up the process.

Universal Subtitles (Amara.org) lets you and others (such as volunteers) work together to add and correct captions.

If the video is already on YouTube, you may be able use the machine-generated transcript as a starting point, to speed things up. In this archived webinar, we

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YouTube Captions Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2012
9:00 AM Pacific

We will schedule additional sessions later in the month. Email L2wahl@cforat.org to get first notice.

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We're going to experiment with an online workshop format in order to assist 5-6 folks who want to correct the captions that are displayed on their YouTube video. We'll send you instructions on how to load your video onto YouTube, if you have not already.

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YouTube Access

Tuesday, August 14th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

This archived webinar covers how to increase accesss to YouTube for those with hearing and vision impairments, from the perspective of the user and the content provider. (Closed Captioned.)

Did you know that YouTube is the second most-used search engine, after Google? We'll cover the following features that improve access:

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Using YouTube's AutoCaption Feature to Generate Captions

YouTube's Auto-Caption feature generates a starting point for uploading corrected captions and their new caption editor makes it easier than before, for your own YouTube videos. (For those you don't own, see the article on Universal Subtitles.)

Many groups and individuals do not have a budget for captioning but want or need to include this access feature. Certain videos that you upload to YouTube are good candidates for using their machine generated captions as a base. If the voices are clear, speaking unaccented English, and there is no music and minimal background noise, YouTube's Auto-Caption will get you started.

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Free Captioning of Videos on YouTube

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Use YouTube's "auto-caption" feature will generate a transcript of your audio that you can then edit and upload.  Some types of videos only require minimal editing.  

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Real Time Captioning for Employment and Work Settings (Captioning and CART)

CCAC logoPrepared by the CCAC (Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning, a voluntary grass-roots advocacy and education network, see www.ccacaptioning.org)

October 2011

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Access to Videos

This article provides an overview of the issues people may have when accessing videos online, in theaters, and from DVD or Blu-Ray players, and the solutions that have been developed to address these. 

Barriers to Video Access

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Assistive Technology for People with Limited or No Use of Their Hands

This article provides an overview of alternative strategies that people with physical disabilities can use to augment or replace use of their hands.

Optimizing Hand Use

Many people, even those with severe difficulty using their hands, prefer to maximize their manual capabilities rather than use alternative strategies. Fortunately, there is a wide range of assistive technologies that can help with this:

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