Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captions since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players.
Back then, captioned programs and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of a movie or at the start of a TV show. Thankfully, they’re easy to find when it comes to TV networks, streaming services, and movies.
But the same can’t be said for the many, many videos companies and individuals put out on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and elsewhere. In recent years, captioning has gotten so much easier and more affordable. This guide will dive into why captioning matters, how it provides a huge ROI, 10 rules for creating great captions, and how to caption your videos.
Captions Guide Table of Contents.
Why you want to caption your videos