Lack of closed captions is a common struggle for Deaf and hard of hearing as well for many people around the world. Sarah from Glide has put together a great video to encourage YouTube Creators to add Closed Captions. It’s not a hard process. This will broaden your audience to even more. You can follow Sarah on Twitter for more update about this: @SarahGlide
There are several tools that make it easier for the Creators to add closed captions to their video.
CaptionTube – FREE! Manually add closed captions to the video. Then you can export the captions and upload them to YouTube. Easy to use and time-consuming process. *RECOMMENDED*
Easy YouTube caption creator – FREE! Designed to make it very simple to create a caption text file (.sub format) that you can then add to YouTube video files that you have uploaded. Really just a wizard to walk you through the process.
Subtitle Horse – FREE! Subtitle Horse is an online subtitle/captions editor. Translate flv/mp4 files and get the subtitle-code in different formats, such as Timed Text or SRT. A Timed Text file (which is supported by the JW FLV Player and Adobe FLVPlayback component) can be generated online.
YouTube Subtitler – FREE! This site hosts user contributed subtitles which can be used for closed captions for the hearing impaired as well as translations for foreign viewers. Additionally, you can add your own subtitles.
With the online tools, it will take times to learn how to use it. Once you get how it works, then it will be faster to process and get it online with your video simultaneously! Good luck!
Thank you on the behalf of the Deaf community including myself for taking the extra effort to making your video accessible to everyone around the world!