At Amara, our mission is to create access to online video content. There is a lot of content out there, but access to that content is not a given. Captions and translated subtitles for online video create access for many people who can not hear or understand the language of the video.
Why is video accessibility important?
We have all seen a video that inspired us, motivated us, or helped us to improve our lives in some way. And we want that experience to be more accessible to more people. We also believe that creating accessible content fosters a diverse and inclusive media ecosystem.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Thursday March 20th, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Check out GAAD’s website for virtual events where you can explore, learn, and discover more about digital accessibility.
What can YOU do?
Amara offers free user accounts for people to create subtitles that they can use on Vimeo, YouTube, or download. Check out the Amara Public Workspace or join one of Amara’s volunteer teams, like Amplifying Voices of Change to find videos that need subtitles.
If you are excited to start subtitling, here are a few guidelines to help you feel confident creating accessibility one video at a time.