Captioning video clips on the World Wide Web

Geoff Freed


- public broadcasting's Web site visited by more than 2,000 users a day - as its test-bed for research and field-testing of solutions. The Web Access Project is made possible by the support of the Telecommunications Funding Partnership for People with Disabilities, and The Boston Foundation.
This paper will describe NCAM's prototype method for captioning QuickTime video clips. The current technology employed is Apple Macintosh-based only but the captioned movies operate on either Macintosh or PC platforms. It is important to note that the procedures described in this paper represent solutions still under development. They are likely to change as technology improves.


QuickTime; Web Access Project; National Center for Accessible Media; NCAM; captioning; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; streaming video; Web captioning; article

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