Captions option is extremly intrusive

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Captions option is extremly intrusive, overlaps almost all video, any chance you run usability or ux test there?


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This. I'd be curious to know what legal/ADA guideline specifies it has to be 60 pt. to be ADA-compliant? 

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[Edited to clarify some items...]

The  ADA does not specifically address online video captioning. However, this site has excellent advice: https://www.3playmedia.com/2018/12/06/the-ada-online-video-captioning-standards/
What size is your video? If too small, the Closed Captions WILL overwhelm the video.

A big caveat: "A caption frame should be re-positioned if it obscures onscreen text or other essential visual elements."

As a result, it is YOU, with the help of TechSmith's Camtasia, that must decide what, where, and how. Always seek legal advice if you have any doubts about compliance.

A HUGE requirement is that spelling be 99% accurate. This makes it tough, time consuming, and possibly expensive, depending on your market. I know that YouTube does not do this well, at least not 99% or better. Neither does Otter.ai (85+%), and my hope is that TechSmith's Audiate will do well, but I find it prohibitively expensive (for me), although I was a participant in the Beta testing phase.
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