Creating Accessible Content

Creating Audio/Video Content:

It’s always best to decide how you will caption your content prior to creating it. Here are a few suggestions:

Adding Captioning to Already Created Content:

Upload your content into YouTube to auto-generate captions and edit them as needed.

Other Tips for Creating Visual Content:

  • Choose sans serif fonts such as Arial or Calibri.
  • Font size should be between 12 and 18 points.
  • Use high-contrast colours for text and background.
  • Use bold font for emphasis.
  • Use word processing and HTML formats.
  • Avoid PDF and protected Word documents.

Presenting Material Live or as A Recording:

  • Make all visuals big enough to be read from the back.
  • Limit the use of motion or animations.
  • Give material in advance and recorded content after.
  • Provide captions and/or transcripts for audio.
  • Verbally describe visual content in presentations/videos.

For more information on how to make audio and video media accessible, please visit: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

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