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Re: Video Transcript Question (Bump)


From: Karl Groves
Date: Nov 21, 2014 6:10AM


You should treat the transcript like any other content, really.
Without knowing the exact nature of the videos, it is hard to
recommend an exact structure. For instance, you mention that the text
is "...just Q and A over and over again". Based on that description,
it might make sense for each question to be a heading, under which is
the answer, like so:

<h2>Question: ______</h2>
<p>text of answer</p>

Another idea, especially if the interview is well structured, might be
something like:

<h2>Topic: (time-start to time-end)</h2>
<h3>Question: ______</h3>
<p>text of answer</p>

Keep in mind the audiences of a transcript: They may be people who are
hard of hearing, obviously, but might also be screen reader users or
even users who have cognitive impairments. A well-structured
transcript can help all of those users. For users who are not visually
impaired it might even make sense to include images, such as screen
captures of the interview, especially if visual aids exist in the

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:58 PM, L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying this one again, as I was having some major email issues when I
> sent this the first time!
> For videos, I provide CC or open captioning, but I also like to include a
> text transcript of the content as well. The content of the videos is
> usually interviews, so there are a lot of questions and answers, and
> sometimes multiple people talking.
> I have done a lot of research and have not yet found a source that talks
> about the best way to make that text transcript accessible (other than to
> have one-which I have always done).
> For example, the documents would be created in Word and would usually only
> have a couple of headings at the top, but the rest of the text would just
> be Q and A over and over again...Does anyone have a good example of an
> accessible text transcript or an online source that talks about this aspect?
> Thanks in advance,
> Lisa
> > > --

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