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Adding Closed Captioning to Videos

Adding closed captions to videos is a key feature for making videos accessible to all viewers and learners. This module reviews the basic processes used to add captions.

Captioning YouTube Videos

When you upload a video to YouTube, YouTube automatically begins converting the video's audio stream to captions. The process can take several hours for the auto-captions to appear as an option. 

Once the auto-captioning process is complete, you should go through the process of editing the captions for accuracy and readability. The following video explains this process.