Accessibility for Academic Video Online


Academic Video Online is an online streaming media service available to Mason staff, faculty and students. This tutorial will show how to use the Transcript function as closed captioning. For a more in-depth look at Academic Video Online, please visit the "Finding Streaming Media with Academic Video Online" tutorial.

Using the Transcript function as closed caption

  1. Select Advance Search. It is found to the right of the Search box.

    Initial search menu for Academic Video Online. It includes a Search box on the right, with a link to the Advanced Search to the right of that.  To the left of the search box are links to help narrow down your search. They are, in order from left to right, My Collections, Discipline, Titles, Publishers, Playlists, and Clips.
  2. Type in your search term in the "Words Anywhere" field. Limit your search to videos by makeing sure to have only "Video" selected under format, found about halfway down the page. When you are ready, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

  3. Click on the video you would like to watch.

    Lists titles found in the search. Includes a menu to help narrow search results, on the left.
  4. There is a menu with multiple tabs to the right of the video screen. Click on "Transcript."

    Still shot of a video of a cat. Below the video player is a tool bar that inlcudes a Share function and Add to playlist. To the right of the video screen are three navigation tabs, including the middle one that leads to the Transcript.
  5. A transcript of the video will appear. The words will be highlighted as they are spoken.

    Expanded Transcript view, including the menu on the top. Includes the entire transcript. Phrase is highlighted as the video speaks along.

Additional Questions and Help

For additional information regarding other library services or accommodations, please contact Christal Ferrance, the Mason Libraries Accessibility Coordinator, at 703-993-5815.

If you require additional assistance with accessibility please contact the ATI Office .

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Accessibility for Academic Video Online is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.