Have You Been Following These Closed Captioning Best Practices?

Closed Captioning Guidelines

  • Accurate: Each production should have the goal to provide errorless captions.
  • Consistent: The style and presentation of all captioning features must be uniform for viewer understanding.
  • Clear: Include a complete textual representation of the audio, including speaker identification and non-speech information to provide clarity.
  • Readable: Captions should synchronize with the audio and be displayed with enough time to be read entirely without obstructing the visual content.
  • Equal: Equal access requires that the meaning and intention of the material are wholly preserved.

Closed Captioning Best Practices



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