Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Captions Set Automatically to ON

I just learned this really cool tech tip about a piece of HTML code that will turn captions on automatically when you embed a closed captioned YouTube video onto a website.

Simply add to the embed code
after the movie URL and inside the quotation marks.

I did this for a short video I made for my job and it really works. A viewer still has the option to turn the captions off, but what I like is that the default setting is for accessibility! To find out more and see an example, check out YouTube's help page Showing Captions by Default.


Xpressive Handz said...

Sarah, thank you for this wonderful tip!

Shanna Groves said...

Sarah - Thank you for the great tip. Do you mind if I repost to my blog http://LipreadingMom.com?


SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Shanna,
That would be great.
Please check out my latest post on captioning.
I would love to have your support on it.
Take care,