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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 (external link), 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.

Timeline

Ongoing

How can I get involved?

Share the below resources when you encounter uncaptioned videos.

Resources

Video Captioning Essentials course (external link): online course developed by MNCDHH on how to caption videos.

Captioning Service Vendors (external link): a list maintained by the Described and Captioned Media Program.

How to Caption ASL Videos (external link): instructions in ASL and English via Digiterp Communications. 

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