Adding a transcript to your video
A transcript is a written explanation of video content. It details the visuals of the video, including spoken dialogue and any sound which adds context to the video.
A transcript is recommended for all video content because it's another way to access the information.
- Useful in scenarios where video won't load, or if the user has limited data for watching media
- A quicker/more immediate way to see the content: scan it for interest and relevance.
- A person using a screen reader may prefer the transcript because it may be quicker for them to listen to this than to listen to the actual audio content.
- Its content can be keyword-searched and is better indexed by search engines.
Creating a video transcript
If you've captioned/subtitled your video using YouTube or similar software, you may be able to download the .srt file of the text. Use this as the basis for your transcript, and include:
- Dialogue (including identifying the speaker)
- Sound effects required to understand the video
- Explanation of key visuals