YouTube

Closed Captioning in YouTube

YouTube offers several different options for captioning content. For educators and students with access to YouTube, it offers a great, easy-to-use, free option to create accessibility by ensuring quality, accurate captions.

If YouTube is not accessible in your setting, Google Drive offers captioning solutions.

Upload a Transcript

This method is ideal for:

  • Creators who script out their videos as part of the creation process.
  • Creators who use Google Docs Voice Typing to generate a draft transcript file and then edit them.

Edit Existing YouTube Auto-generated Content

This method ideal for:

  • Creators with existing auto-generated content.


Transcribe and Auto-Sync Option.

This method ideal for:

  • Creators who do not have a transcript as part of the creation process.
  • Creators with existing YouTube content that does not have auto-generated captions.