Adding Closed Captions for your Videos in Adobe Captivate

By January 30, 2014Blog posts

Video Closed CaptionsAdding closed captions to your eLearning courses is a basic requirement to meet accessibility standards like Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. You can easily do so for your audio-based courses by adding narration to your screen, adding slide notes, and then converting those slide notes to closed captions.

But a little known fact is that you can have closed captions for slide videos as well. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to associate close captions with your videos embedded in Adobe Captivate 7 courses.

No time to watch the video? Need to take a look at some quick steps? Here you go…

Steps to add video closed captions:

  1. To add a slide video, click Video > Insert Video.Picture1
  2. Add a Multi-Slide Synchronized Video and click OK.
  3. Click Video > Edit Video Timing.
  4. Click the Closed Captioning tab.
  5. Place the cursor at the position where you want to add CC.
  6. Click the + sign and enter the CC text.Picture2
  7. Click CC Project Settings to change the font, size, color, background, and the number of lines in which the captions must be displayed.Picture3
  8. To enable the display of closed captions in the published projects, go to Project > Skin Editor, and select Closed Captioning.
  9. The ‘CC’ button appears in the playbar. While playing or previewing the project, click the ‘CC’ button to view the closed captions.

Leave a comment here to let me know if you have any questions about this workflow or need tutorials for any other feature in Adobe Captivate and/or Adobe Presenter.

Happy Captivating! 🙂

About Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

Pooja Jaisingh works as a senior learning evangelist at Adobe. She has created several award-winning eLearning courses and eBooks, and regularly conducts workshops and webinars on Adobe eLearning tools and services. In her previous roles, she has worked as a teacher trainer, instructional designer, and chief learning geek. Pooja is CPLP and COTP certified. She holds a master’s degree in education and economics and a doctorate in educational technology.

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