It's been awhile since I've updated this blog, but many exciting things have happened since my last post. Jamie Segno, Michael Schofield and I were selected as recipients of the 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award for our work on LibraryLearn, a mobile-first platform for hosting and displaying instructional library videos.
While creating LibraryLearn, I took a course from ACRL about making accessible videos. Based on what I learned in the class. I created an accessibility checklist for our librarians to review when creating videos for LibraryLearn. If anyone has any suggestions for additions to the checklist, please post them in the comment section below.
Accessibility Checklist for Videos
- My video has captions.
- If someone is watching my video without sound, they would they still be able to understand the content based on the captions.
- If someone is listening to my video, they would still be able to understand the content without any visuals.
- I name or describe any links, buttons, or check boxes that should be selected and avoid using phrases like “click here” or “check the box.”
- If I start my video on a certain webpage, I name the URL I am starting from.
- I use additional such as cues underling, change of shape, or text labels to provide information rather than color alone.