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Web video preferences.


From: Shuttlesworth, Rachel
Date: Oct 25, 2013 11:31AM

I received the message below from a college on our campus. Which web-based players do you prefer? Also, are there any that allow viewers to turn on-off video descriptions as well as captions?

Thanks for any ideas,


We are looking to migrate several videos to a web based service like YouTube, Vimeo, etc...

I wanted to check if there is preferred web based service that will support closed captioning and any other requirements for our students with special needs.

I know that Vimeo currently does not support closed captions but is currently working toward a solution.

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology
Center for Instructional Technology
University of Alabama