Accessibility Ambassadors: Captioning

Videos and teleconferencing are part of everyone’s daily life in a (nearly!) post-pandemic world. But videos by themselves often leave a large gap for those who do not rely on hearing to communicate, or who otherwise have difficulty interpreting speech. This month we welcome back accessibility ambassador Amanda Ryan, academic technologist at the Institute on Community Integration, to share her knowledge of captioning.

In this presentation, Amanda will be talking about the importance of captions, why captions matter, proper formatting of captions, and the difference between captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions. She will demonstrate how to add and edit captions to pre-recorded events, with a focus on YouTube and Kaltura MediaSpace. Amanda will also touch briefly on best practices for captioning live events.

Recording: Accessibility Ambassadors: Captioning

About Accessibility Ambassadors

Accessibility Ambassadors are a group of University employees from across all campuses who are passionate about making U of M digital resources more accessible online. They bring different skills, strengths, and backgrounds, but all want to create an inclusive and accessible community at the U of M.

They host events to teach, advocate, and discuss digital accessibility topics and strive to be resources for the University community.

To learn about more accessibility-related events at the University of Minnesota, please visit Accessible U.

For more information about the Ambassadors, join the Google Group or send an email to: