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Accessible Materials

A guide to creating accessible materials

Top Tips for Accessible Videos


Video captions allow users to access the full content of your video. This benefits:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing users
  • Users without access to speakers or in loud spaces
  • English Language Learners


Create your video from a transcript
  • write out everything you are going to say before you create the video 
  • Can be used for adding captions to the video 
  • Your transcript can accompany the video, as a separate file. A text transcript will enable people who use screen readers to access the content. You can make your transcript even more accessible by describing the visual elements. Additional benefits: your transcript is searchable
Caption your video
  • Current accessibility standards require captioned videos. ​Camtasia and other video creation software include built-in captioning features, or you can create them online using
  • Subtitle Horse​

Resources for Accessible Videos

Example Video

Captioned video created with Camtasia Studio, uploaded to YouTube. This was adopted to Canvas in 2018.