Videos are among the most impactful ways of reaching an audience. But in order to reach everyone in the audience, videos must comply with some basic guidelines for accessibility. Be sure to use best practices for instructional video use.
Video Accessibility Guidelines
- Always use captions. All videos should include closed captioning. Texas Tech provides a captioning service to assist with making video content accessible.
- Include audio descriptions. Audio descriptions are a way for people with visual impairments to understand and enjoy video content and should always be included in one way or another.
- Ensure video quality. Good visual image and clear audio are both very important elements and should be checked before using any video for educational purposes.
Resources for Creating Educational Videos
Texas Tech offers many helpful resources to help anyone who wishes to create their own educational videos. Below is a list of some of the resources available.
Mediasite Video Recording Studio: This studio has great lighting, microphones, and cameras that will allow you to create high-quality videos that can be kept and reused.
Online Lectures: This page discusses various options available for recording synchronous and asynchronous lectures and making them available online.
Captioning and Audio Description Services: TTU Online Accessibility Services provides free assistance with creating captions and audio descriptions for videos.