Captioning Instructional Videos

Monday, 8/1/2016 – Sunday, 8/28/2016

Library staff have found short instructional videos to be an effective way to help readers use resources, even when the library is closed. However, patrons who are deaf or those with hearing loss cannot get the full benefit unless the videos have captions. Unfortunately, technology has not provided a flawless solution. Speech recognition is still an imperfect tool. Planning and attention to detail are needed to create useful and meaningful captions. This four-week course will introduce some free tools that can be used to compose and synchronize captions for instructional videos. Planning and script preparation will also be explored. Participants will be expected to prepare at least one video with captioning.  For more information visit:


Course and webinar descriptions, pricing details, registration instructions for groups and individuals are all posted online on ASCLA’s online learning page. Questions about these offerings should be sent to Andrea Hill at or 312-280-4397. Questions about registration? Contact or (800) 545-2433, option 5.