I&D for YouTube

Ensuring Inclusion & Diversity on YouTube

YouTube has features you can leverage to make content on this channel more accessible:

  • Add a video description and tag descriptors to give the community context to the visual itself. ​​

  • When creating your video, think about creating videos with voice-over to give auditory context to your community. Don’t just rely on the visual colors and animations to support your message. ​

  • Add Closed Captioning to videos: Upload your own .SRT closed captioning file, auto-sync your captions or type captions in manually with YouTube creator studio. 

Embedding Closed Captions

To send embedded 608/708 Closed Captions to Live Streams, complete the following steps. 

  1. Create a live stream by going to youtube.com/livestreaming/stream. 
  2. Select Stream at the top.
  3. Enter a title and description, then click Create Stream. 
  4. Click Settings. 
  5. Toggle on Captions. 
  6. In the drop down, select Embedded 608/708. 
  7. Click Save.
  8. In your encoder settings choose EIA 608/CEA 708 captions, sometimes called “embedded” captions. Depending on your setup, this may read captions from a specific file format or encode them in real time. While the 608/708 standard supports up to 4 language tracks, YouTube currently only supports one track of captions.

    Supported Software:
      Total Eclipse
      Case CATalyst
      Caption Maker

Uploading Captions (Via Native YouTube Channel) 

  1. Upload your video to Youtube.com and follow the instructions to correspond with your preferred video settings.
  2. When you get to the “video elements” section, click “add subtitles”
  3. From here, you can select to add an SRT file, auto-generate captions or manually type in the captions. SRT files are preferred. 
  4. Once you finish filling out all the fields, click “Publish.”



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Uploading Captions (Via Sprinklr)

  1. Create your YouTube post in Sprinklr.
  2. Select and upload the post's video.
  3. Hover over the video preview and select the three vertical dots.
  4. Select “Add Captions”
  5. SRT file captions: A new popup will appear and you can type in the language of your video so Sprinklr can auto-generate captions. 
  6. Auto-generated captions: A new popup will appear and you can type in the language of your video so Sprinklr can auto-generate captions. SRT file captions are preferred as they are more accurate.
  7. Hit “Save.”
  8. Finish filling out the remaining post fields and click schedule or post. 


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