Google’s YouTube product manager Brad Ellis, discussed provisions for web-video accessibility at Streaming Media West in November 2013. According to Ellis, the onus is on web-video creators to caption their own content, and Google is fully aware of the shortcomings in its tools to automate captions.
Read: Google and YouTube on Accessibility And Captions
With 80% of YouTube views originating outside the US, Ellis says:
“Making video accessible to people who need captions is really important. And I want to encourage everybody who has power… to make their videos accessible, to add captions, and to focus not on excuses or reasons why not to do it or what’s required, but how you can have the biggest impact and reach the most people”.
Meantime, Vimeo did not support captions until recently – but has done so.
Initial reviews of Vimeo’s new caption-friendly platform show captions to be readable on multiple mobile devices – while the ability to import separate caption text files in diverse formats is welcomed by captioning technicians.
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