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Captioning Tips

Introduction

Terms/Definitions

  • Captioning: the textual display of aural information on video
  • SDH: subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Legal Info

Federal

Minnesota

The Minnesota accessibility standard implements both Section 508 and the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

Links

Live/Realtime Captioning

Use the ACCESS-IT master contract page to find a video captioning services provider.

Search for a live captioning provider: visit the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) website then click the “Professional Directory” link at the very top right of the page.

Captioning web services, such as encoding for CART and other displays of live captions (most realtime captioners may handle the contracting for you):

Recorded/Offline Captioning

Note – most of these links plus short descriptions are also available on the “Captioning Essentials” Resources page. So I’ve just listed a few top resources here.

Service providers

Use the ACCESS-IT master contract page to find a video captioning services provider.

Web-based tools

Software tools