As part of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, you are required to provide a text equivalent for any images so that a screen reader can identify the image and notify the user of what it is. This description is normally done through alt text. The alt text that is entered wlld determine how the screen reader explains the image.
- [Voiceover] In this video, I want to go over…the importance of adding captions to videos…to make them more accessible to everyone.…I'm currently inside of lynda.com,…and I'm going to watch a little bit of a video.…Let's say however that I'm hearing impaired,…and I can't hear what the author's saying.…I'm going to click on the mute button…so that there isn't any sound,…and now I'm gonna click on play.…As you can see, it's really difficult…to get anything out of the video…because I can't hear it.…Now there's a solution to this.…On the right-hand side, where it says CC,…for Captions and Subtitles,…I'll click on this, and it will add these…captions to the bottom of the video.…
I'll click play again, and now I can…follow along with what the author's saying…at the same time that they're saying it…by reading these captions.…It's such a wonderful tool for allowing someone…who's unable to hear a video to know what is…going on by reading these captions.…Now, these captions may be critically important…for someone with a hearing impairment,…
- What is accessible learning?
- Accommodating different needs, from vision impairments to lack of digital access
- Adapting presentations, responses, and timing
- Using an LMS to make learning more accessible
- Adding alt text to images
- Adding closed captioning to videos