Captioning and Described Video

Captioning transcribes the audio portion of video into text and typically appears at the bottom of the screen. ‘Closed’ means that the text can be hidden.

Described Video is ongoing narration of the visual elements of a video, theatre, or live event.  It provides illustrative context for blind and partially sighted viewers.

AODA Requirement:

  • Any video added to a McMaster website after 2014 or being used in a class, presentation, public talk, or online course MUST be properly closed captioned — either as part of the production process or retroactively.
  • Described Video (DV) is not required under AODA, however, we do provide DV as an accommodation to students who require it.

Captioning and Described Video

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