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ADA accessibility with video playing

Recently, there has been a switch with the ability to play videos that include sound when using YouTube directly. What we appreciate about YouTube in training is that it has closed captioning, which assists people who may be hearing impaired and/or deaf. By only having audio option through uploading directly onto the GoToWebinar platform, we no longer have access to the closed captioning. Accessibility for people with disabilities is vital, and the law, according the the American's with Disabilities Act. It's also critical, especially when we consider teaching and teaching a wide audience who may require additional accommodations under this law. I'm requesting that this is an immediate and pressing need to resolve so that people with disabilities can access the same material, in the same format and structure as those without disabilities.

Thank you,

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AshC
LogMeIn Contributor

@MDeHaven

While we do not yet have the ability to include closed captioning with live GoTo broadcasts, you can set up transcriptions for your recorded webinars afterwards:

https://support.goto.com/webinar/help/transcribe-videos-on-gotostage

MDeHaven
New Member

This is not for the entire broadcast. In those cases, we can have someone proficient in ASL to be present. This is for playing videos using the uploaded feature. YouTube, has for many videos, closed captioning, which you are unable to access if upload videos. Or the other option is to play, without sound using YouTube site directly. When doing live trainings, accessibility should include both.

AshC
LogMeIn Contributor

@MDeHaven  Playing desktop audio through your VoIP connection is also coming soon to webinars, so you should be able to play it locally in the near future with the included video audio, from the YouTube site itself.