While YouTube's machine-generated captioning service has improved over the years, there are still deficiencies that need to be addressed so that content is accurately communicated to people who depend on captions such as people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
If you create and post videos to YouTube, you have to ability to edit captions directly in YouTube.
If you are sharing a YouTube video that you do not own, you do not have the ability to edit the captions. Therefore, ODLI created this tool so that you could generate a transcript quickly and easily, make the proper edits, and provide it to your students within your course to foster an equitable learning environment.
Paste the YouTube video's URL in the following form to generate a Microsoft Word (.docx) file containing the text of the video's automated captioning.
Review the generated transcript and address the following items:
Review the "What to Transcribe" section of "Transcribing Audio to Text" by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and adjust your transcript where appropriate. The article addresses various scenarios such as the following:
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Instructional Designer. For technical support, contact the Office of Digital Learning & Innovation's support line at 610-436-3373 or DistanceEd@wcupa.edu.