Creating your own captions and transcripts is very time intensive.
There is a small allowance for error in captioning (minimum 98% accuracy), but the goal for both captions and transcription is 100% accuracy with appropriate use of speaker identification, punctuation, non-speech sounds, and upper and lowercase letters. The content should be easy to read while maintaining context and synchronicity with the video.
Due to the costs and time involved, you may find it more economical to hire a UVA-approved captioning vendor.
There are a number of software packages for both Windows and Mac that will help in your DIY efforts. The price of these packages range from free to well over $1,000.
- WebAIM – Captions, Transcript and Audio Descriptions
- The Captioning Key – Guidelines and Preferred Techniques (2011)
- Caption It Yourself – Described and Captioned Media Program
- Captioning Resources
- Guidance for “DIY” Captioning from Ohio State Univ
- PepNet 2 – Training and information
- DIY Resources for Captioning and Transcription (PDF) – 3Play Media
- Captioning YouTube Videos – NCDAE