Skip to Main Content
Video Captioning


Closed Caption ImageMany faculty work with videos for their online classes. As required by law*, videos must have transcript and/or caption available.

Please CLICK HERE to view the PDF presentation from Christopher Moy, the Director of ADA Compliance at Montgomery College, regarding the importance of video captions.

DELT offers two video captioning workshops: Creating Video Captions Using Camtasia and Creating Video Captions Using YouTube. Faculty should sign up for either one of these workshop to learn how to create video captions for you videos. If you have any questions on any of the workshops listed above please contact Nghi Nguyen at x1953 or

Camtasia US Box Logo Image Creating Video Captions Using Camtasia -
A more advance workshop on how to create video captions using TechSmith's Camtasia. (Faculty/Staff, 2 hours)

YouTube Image 

Creating Video Captions Using YouTube
There is a special feature in YouTube called the Automatic Caption. This workshop will walk faculty through the steps on how to use this feature. (Faculty/Staff, 1.5 hours)

One on One Walkthrough Icon

One-on-one Walkthrough
Any faculty/staff who wants a private walkthrough on how to use Camtasia or YouTube's Auto Caption feature please contact Nghi Nguyen at x1953 or to set up a date and time. 

Self Taught Icon 

Self-taught Video Tutorials
Too busy for workshops or walkthrough, then visit these links to watch the video tutorials and learn how to do video captions on your own during your spare time!

     Camtasia Tutorials:

     YouTube Tutorials: Please contact Nghi Nguyen.


Information that faculty/staff must know:

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is a fairly broad law that requires all federal electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and the public. For online video, this means that closed captions must be added. For podcasts or audio files, a transcript is sufficient.**

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act entitles people with disabilities to equal access to any program or activity that receives federal subsidy. Web-based communications for educational institutions and government agencies are covered by this as well.**

** Information taken from 3 Play Media - Accessibility Laws. Please visit the link,, for more information on other accessibility laws.



Back to Top

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


©2014, Montgomery College