Captioning makes videos more accessible to everyone. California Community Colleges are legally required to provide captions or subtitles for media assigned to students for instructional purposes.
Captions translate spoken audio and background sounds into text displayed on screen in the form of "closed captioning" that can be turned on or off or "open captioning" burned into onscreen video. Subtitles represent spoken audio and may be available in multiple languages. Transcripts translate spoken audio into text with timecode cues.
3C Media Solutions offers captioning for instructional videos created by California Community College faculty. Funding is limited and requests are processed first-come, first-served. Caption files are usually delivered in a few days but can be delayed when services are in high demand. Plan ahead to take advantage of this service.
How to request captioning through 3C Media
Media ineligible for captioning through 3C Media
YouTube generates automatic captioning through their proprietary algorithm. If these captions are insufficient for your needs, contact CCSF DSPS Alternate Media Office for assistance.
Captioning YouTube Videos
DIY Online Captioning Tools
The Media Center can facilitate captioning for all library owned media.
How to request captioning for library owned media