Accessibility - Enable Captions for Online Media
This article provides a guide for enabling captions in common media players such as YouTube, Vimeo, TED Talks and VLC.
There are many different video platforms used online. Here's how to access captions on some common players.
Click on the CC icon located in the lower right corner of the YouTube video window. A red line under the CC icon will indicate the captions are turned on. If the message "English (auto-generated)" appears for a brief moment in the upper left corner of the video window, the captions may be inaccurate and unintelligible. Do not use these captions; instead submit a video request to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) firstname.lastname@example.org to have the video captioned properly.
The Vimeo video window has a blue CC icon in the lower right corner. Click on the CC icon and select "English" to turn on the captions.
Click on the Subtitles button in the lower right corner of the video window and select "English."
Launch VLC. Click on the "Open media" button. Select your File or Disc. Click on the blue button "Open." Go to Subtitles > Subtitle Track > and select the Track you need.