Captioning and Described Video

Captioning translates the audio part of a video into captions that appear at the bottom of the screen. Closed captions don't appear unless the captions are enabled, open captions appear at all times.

Described video is the narration of the visual elements to provide context to an audiovisual recording.

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 captioned — either as part of the production process or retroactively.

 


Captioning and Described Video