Creating Accessible Instructional Videos: Design, Captions, and More
AffiliationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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CitationWong, Melissa. (2022). Creating Accessible Instructional Videos: Design, Captions, and More. Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, 2022.
PublisherThe University of Arizona
DescriptionPresentation. Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium, November 2-4, 2022, The University of Arizona.
AbstractMany academic libraries offer instructional videos for use their websites. Unfortunately, research shows that many of these videos are inaccessible to patrons with disabilities. For example, Clossen and Proces (2017) found that only 52% of videos they examined were properly captioned and many had additional accessibility problems. In this workshop, participants will learn to create fully accessible instructional videos. The workshop begins with a brief overview of disability that puts accessibility practices into context, then introduces design practices that support accessibility, including advice on planning, scripting, narration, typography, and graphic design. Finally, the workshop introduces standards and practices for captions, transcripts, and descriptive audio. This workshop includes an opportunity for participants to evaluate an existing instructional video for accessibility and time for Q and A. Takeaways include an evaluation rubric, a checklist of accessibility practices and standards, a suggested design process, and a list of resources for further information.