Video Captioning Terminology

Video Captioning Terminology for Enterprise and Education

Useful Video Captioning Terminology for Enterprise and Education

Whether you work in business or higher education, multimedia is ever-present. Knowing what is expected of you when creating videos or other multimedia can be tricky. The list of video captioning terminology should give you a quick glance into the world of accessible video.

Video Captioning Terminology: Captions Need to be AccurateAll educational institutions are required to follow a set of accessibility guidelines and standards. These standards apply to most business and public agencies as well. Even if your business is not required be accessible, it is a good practice to avoid discrimination based on disability and to appeal to the most customers as possible. Additionally, you may be a potential vendor for an organization that is required to meet accessibility guidelines with their multimedia.

Video accessibility guidelines can be found in the following federal laws:

Video Accessibility TermsYou can also refer to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or WCAG 2.0. WCAG 2.0 operates as an international standard that many jurisdictions follow and have modeled their own laws after. For example, Section 508 is modeled after WCAG 1.0 and is in the process of being updates to match 2.0.

To help you familiarize yourself with the world of accessible video, we have compiled a quick definition guide to the key terms in this field.

10 Key Video Accessibility Terms

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Nicole is CMO for cielo24 and enjoys finding ways to deliver video data solutions for media content creators across all industries, and for very special people, like you.