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Totara User's Guide

Video Captions and Audio Descriptions

Captions

Captions are text versions of the spoken words and sounds presented in video format. Though captioning is primarily intended for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, many people find captions helpful (people watching video in a noisy sports bar or working out at the gym, second language learners, etc.) There are Open Captions that cannot be removed from the video and are part of the file itself; and Closed Captions that will write the text on top of the video synchronized with the file.

If you plan to use video, it must be captioned. Please coordinate with EBiz and plan for the time to have this completed properly. If there is a script that is used, the video and transcript can be handed off to EBiz through requests@oucpm.org. If there is no script or transcript (webinars), then the video will need to be sent to Rev to have a transcript produced.

Audio Descriptions

If there is a video or animation that has specific actions or visuals that are not described within the video, then audio descriptions are a separate audio track on the video to assist in describing these visuals. Audio descriptions are often necessary for a video or animation where the presenter is not explicitly communicating what they are doing. In this case, it may be best to produce either an alternate audio track or a video that provides those descriptions. Your first priority would be starting with a script that does not require an audio description track and write any necessary content into your script.