Online Course in Video Captioning! (free)

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This online training course is brought to you by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans, a Governor appointed Commission that advocates for equal opportunity for Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.

Video Captioning Essentials, a self-study course designed to help managers master the basic tools needed to deliver captioned web videos that are useful, cost-effective, and satisfy legal and regulatory requirements. This course is designed for:

Communications managers
IT managers
Video producers and editors
Anyone else responsible for managing an organization’s website content.
This course teaches the basic concepts that you need in order to make an informed decision on what tools and resources to use to caption your web videos, and then how to go about doing it. If you take the entire course, you will learn how to:

Define captions and how consumers access them
Present the business case for captioning web videos
Outline the general process for captioning recorded and live web videos
Explain the difference between using web captioning tools and offline tools and the options for each approach
Do an analysis of the organization’s captioning needs to determine what approach to take
Explain how YouTube facilitates transcription and captioning
Arrange for live captioning of a web event
Contract for captioning services
This course does NOT teach you how to use a particular program. It focuses on the knowledge and tools you need to use any particular application or resource.


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