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Re: Captioning Compliance
From: Karla Kmetz
Date: Mar 28, 2013 6:51AM
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Thank you everyone for these resources! So very helpful!
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM, John E Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> We just did a webinar about captioning and I pulled these resources
> Are there standards or guidelines for providing captions?
> Captioning Key from The Described and Captioned Media Program
> Media Access Group at WGBH Boston - Suggested Styles and Conventions for
> Closed Captioning
> If you're from/in Canada....;-)
> If you're from Down Under!
> and, always worthy of a read
> Captioning Sucks
> John E. Brandt
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> Augusta, Maine, USA
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> Hi All,
> I am trying to make sure that our lecture videos offer captions that are
> compliant with recommended/required standards.
> So far, I have this information from TechSmith for ADA compliant
> - One to three lines of text appear onscreen all at once, stay there for
> three to seven seconds, and are then replaced by another caption.
> - Timed to synchronize with the audio.
> - Do not cover up graphics and other essential visual elements of the
> - Require the use of upper and lowercase letters.
> - Use a font similar to Helvetica medium.
> - Have good resolution.
> - Include not more than 32-characters-per-line.
> Does anyone know if this is the information I should go by, or if there are
> newer, more comprehensive standards available?
> Many thanks,
> *Karla Kmetz, M.Ed.*
> Instructional Designer
> Distance Learning and Instructional Media
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