This tutorial will show you two ways to improve the display and timing of closed captions created with MOVCaptioner.

According to the National Association of the Deaf, about 37 million people in the U.S. have some type of hearing loss. For those who have a hearing impairment, closed captioning is essential for ensuring equal access to information. This tutorial covers some of the guidelines in the Captioning Key for Educational Media prepared by the National Association of the Deaf.

While YouTube now has an automatic caption generator, the captions created by this tool are not always very accurate. The Easy YouTube Caption Creator tool available on the Accessify website at http://www.accessify.com provides a way to create more accurate captions.

MovCaptioner is a program from Synchrimedia (www.synchrimedia.com) that makes it easy to add closed captions to QuickTime videos on the Mac. MovCaptioner can caption movies with the following extensions: .mov for QuickTime movies that will be viewed on a computer with QuickTime Player or iTunes, and .m4v for movies that will be viewed on an iPod, iPhone or iPad.

MovCaptioner is a program from Synchrimedia (www.synchrimedia.com) that makes it easy to add closed captions to QuickTime videos on the Mac. This tutorial covers how to install and configure MovCaptioner.

Closed captioning allows people with hearing impairments to read what is being said onscreen. Both versions of Quicktime Player, the free media player included with Mac OS X, support closed captioning.

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