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Video Captions

Video of the Scotsman song with captions

Captions are essential for accessibility and make your videos more usable for everyone. Utah State University has relationships with a number of captioning vendors and resources to help you get started on captioning your videos today!  

Captions Benefit Everyone

Consider the following benefits of captions:

  1. Access for users who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  2. Better understanding for second language learners
  3. Ability to watch videos in noisy environments or when sound isn't an option. 
  4. Many users prefer them! 


Utah State University has agreements with captioning providers that you can use to professionally caption your videos. 

In addition, there are resources available to caption videos in for online courses.

Contact Us

Please contact accessibility services to setup a captioning account or answer any questions about captioning your videos:

Getting Started with Captions

If you have videos that you

Use a Professional Captioning Service

We have some great contracts with captioning providers to help you caption your videos on a budget! To get started, reach out to to setup an account.

Caption Your Own Videos

If you do not have the budget available to professionally caption your videos, there are tools available to help you caption your videos.

Caption Your Videos on YouTube

For videos that are hosted on YouTube, you can edit the auto-generated captions that YouTube automatically provides as a starting to edit them so that they are accurate enough to meet accessibility standards:

Add your own subtitles & closed captions