Issue: Increasing Captioned Content
Video content is too often not captioned. The organizations releasing these videos may lack awareness of the benefits of making videos accessible and the availability of tools and services to generate the captions.
Who is affected?
Any Minnesota who cannot clearly hear the video’s audio, including those in environments that restrict noise level or have high background noise.
What is the proposed solution?
MNCDHH developed Video Captioning Essentials, an online course for captioning and maintains resources on how to caption materials. Those resources are listed below.
In 2008, MNCDHH successfully advocated for the Minnesota Campaign Ad Captioning Law.
How can I get involved?
Share the below resources when you encounter uncaptioned videos.
Video Captioning Essentials course: online course developed by MNCDHH on how to caption videos.
Captioning Service Vendors: a list maintained by the Described and Captioned Media Program.
How to Caption ASL Videos: instructions in ASL and English via Digiterp Communications.