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10. Captions

Videos have accurate captions (no auto-generated captions).

If there are videos on the site, they need to be captioned. There are two different kinds of captions, closed captions can be turned on and off, and open captions are ones that are 'burned' into the video and are on all the time. Closed captions are preferred, but open captions are acceptable. Having a transcript for a video does not meet the standard, but could be considered a Partial Fail. 

In addition to being present, the captions must also be accurate. That includes things like punctuation, capitalization, and important sounds. 

YouTube video showing the captions, which have been edited for accuracy.

Scoring Guide

  • Pass: All videos are captioned accurately, including punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc. 
  • Partial Fail: Most videos are captioned accurately or only require minor edits. 
  • Fail: Videos are not captioned or are only auto-captioned. 
  • Not Applicable: There are no videos on the site. 
  • Unknown: No videos were found during testing, but it is possible there might be some outside the scope of the testing. 

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Last modified October 29, 2023