YouTube – Contribute Captions and Translated Content

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Turning on community contributions within YouTube allows other people to modify or add subtitles, descriptions and closed captioning onto your videos. However, these edits must be verified by the owner before they can be published to their video.

Within YouTube, some channels have this feature turned on to let you contribute translated titles, descriptions, subtitles and closed captions. They’re viewable on the video watch page and by clicking on the [CC] icon in the player. 

If you have found a video on YouTube that you want to use that is not captioned, contact the video creator to request that they allow others to add captions. The owner of the video will need to go to the advanced settings and turn on community contributions. Then, others will be able to contribute titles, descriptions, subtitles & closed captions.


YouTube – Contribute Captions and Translated Content in YouTube




Keywords: accessibility, captions, captioning, transcript