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Originally presented March 29, 2023

Many libraries offer instructional videos for use on their websites.

Unfortunately, research shows that oftentimes these videos are inaccessible to patrons with disabilities. For example, Clossen and Proces (2017) found that only 52% of the videos they examined were properly captioned, and many had additional accessibility problems.

In this webinar, Melissa Wong helps participants learn to create fully accessible instructional videos. The webinar begins with a brief overview of disability that puts accessibility practices into context, then introduces design practices that support accessibility, including planning, narration, typography, and graphic design. Finally, the workshop introduces standards and practices for captions, transcripts, and descriptive audio.

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  


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Going Beyond Captions: Creating Accessible Instructional Videos Slides

Going Beyond Captions: Creating Accessible Instructional Videos Resource List

Going Beyond Captions: Creating Accessible Instructional Videos Audio Transcript

Going Beyond Captions: Creating Accessible Instructional Videos Chat Transcript


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