An alternative to YouTube Community Contributions


Read below to learn what the YouTube subsidy includes.
Eligible creators, click the button above to get started.

Amara Community Highlights

As an active user of YouTube’s Community Contributions feature, you’ve been invited to utilize the Amara platform free of charge for 1 year.

  • Amara Community is everything you like about YouTube Community Contributions + many features that you and individual contributors have asked for to better serve your Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing viewers.
    • Contributor Gates: Creators choose and control which subscribers can become contributors through an invitation and/or application process.
    • Quality Control (QC): Optional QC permissions so that edits must be approved by 2 contributors before going live. You can also see previous revisions and recent activity.
    • Community Building: Creators and contributors can message each other to work together and learn from each other.
    • YouTube Integration: Linking your YouTube channel to Amara allows for easy and automatic import/export of content.

Compare & Get Started

  • YouTube is offering 1 free year of basic Amara Community to eligible creators (details here).
  • Similar to YouTube Community Contributions, it is your responsibility to find and recruit volunteers from your community to caption and subtitle; our editor platform helps you facilitate production once you begin. If you would like to purchase caption work, you can access our Amara-on-Demand service once logged in to our platform.
1 year free,
then $12/month
Contact Us
REDEEM NOW yt-enterprise
Feature Comparison
Team members 25 included 500 included
Target languages 5 included 5 included
Linked YouTube channels 1 1+
Team admins 1 unlimited
Award winning editor
Invitation-only process for allowing subscribers to help
Quality assurance step
Team membership controls
Basic workflow and roles
Advanced workflow/roles and API access
Add Ons
25 additional team members $4 / month N/A
1 additional target language $2 / month N/A
REDEEM NOW Contact us
Billed in recurring
3 month increments

YouTube Subsidy Details

  • Subsidy includes Amara Community subscription for a year which includes 25 seats (you + 24 contributors) and up to 5 languages.
  • Additional seats or languages can be purchased separately at any time.
  • Upon completion of the 1-year subsidy, you will be billed in 3 month increments.
  • You can cancel any time.
  • Interested in using your YouTube subsidy toward our Community Enterprise offering? Contact us at
  • Start your free year of basic Amara Community: REDEEM NOW.

Usage Details

  • Public YouTube videos are a requirement; private videos will not be accessible on the Amara Community subscription.
  • Amara Community is a public-facing offering, which means your team name, videos, and contributed captions will be listed publicly and viewable to all Amara Free users.
  • If you’d like to explore a private workspace, see our Amara Plus and Professional Enterprise offerings.
  • Easily order professional quality captions and translations from Amara On Demand via your Amara Community dashboard.

Prominent Users of Amara Include

Khan Academy logo
New York Times logo
Scientific American logo

About Amara

Launched in 2010, Amara is a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), a 501c3 non-profit organization. PCF is dedicated to creating technologies, services, and communities that ensure a more collaborative, inclusive world.

Need Help Getting Started?