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Sound Accessibility Needs
ADA Best Practices for Caption Style and Formatting:
- Spelling should be at least 99% accurate.
- When multiple speakers are present, sometimes it is helpful to identify who is speaking, especially when the video does not make this clear.
- Both upper and lowercase letters should be used.
- The font should be a non-serif, such as Helvetica medium.
- Non-speech sounds like [MUSIC] or [LAUGHTER] should be added in square brackets.
- Punctuation should be used for maximum clarity in the text, not necessarily for textbook style.
- Captions should preserve and identify slang or accents.
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Sound Accessibility Technology by Need - also see Accessibility by App
Captioning your own video for free
from University of Washington, a guide full of links to various programs, basic instructions, and even more info on the topic.
Google Slides Closed Captioning
"...allows teachers to turn on closed captioning in the presenter mode to have what they say aloud appear in text at the bottom of their screen in real-time. This could be useful for students with hearing impairments or learning disabilities, as well as for English learners..."
The ASL App
The ASL App is all about teaching you conversational ASL. Packed with 1500+ signs and phrases, easy navigation and features, with different signers, the ASL App is designed to make learning easy, accessible, and fun. Start signing today!