Pandemic drives accessible online content

A word cloud with the words social media most prominent.The advent of COVID-19 has brought forth a lot of interest in making online content more accessible, particularly for videoconferencing. It shouldn’t take a pandemic to make this happen, but it has. Most videoconferencing platforms already have access features included, but many people don’t know they exist. Regardless, a really useful article from Sigma takes readers through a comprehensive list of all the access features everyone should consider: closed captioning, live captioning, transcriptions, PowerPoint options, and more.

The article gives information about the do-it-yourself YouTube captioning and apps for live captioning. Clipomatic is a video editor that turns everything you say into live captions. The application of AI is also discussed along with video descriptions for people with vision loss. Final comments are about using Plain English and considering older adults.

The title of the article is, Advice on sharing accessible content during the Coronavirus pandemic. A very useful guide delivered in a straightforward way.