All videos posted on the NYU website need to include captions. Captions should include both speech and non-speech audio information needed to understand the media content
NYU Stream and YouTube have free to use caption services. Don't forget to check and edit all captions for accuracy.
You can upload prepared captions for videos hosted in the DAM or Vimeo.
Audio description and captioning are not always used together. If there is visual content that is not adequately described by the audio, then you should add an audio description.
Talking head videos typically won't need an audio description provided the audio sufficiently describes any additional visual content that may be included.
If the video includes a panel of speakers that are not identified in the audio prior to speaking, then an audio description is required.
A video transcript includes correctly sequenced text descriptions of any visual or auditory information. If a screenplay was used to create the video, it could work as a transcript provided it accurately represents the final video.
Talking head videos that provide sufficient audio description still require a small text alternative. This should appear below the video and include a general description of the context of the environment, any credits displayed on screen, any text appearing on screen that provide details about the speaker and other basic information. Keep in mind that if it only appears on the screen, then it can't be heard in the audio.