Having trouble finding captioned content?
If there is educational audiovisual content that you wish to use with students but you can’t find a captioned version, perhaps you could try:
- Searching for a suitable alternative by looking through the suggested catalogues in our finding accessible media section.
- Accessing the Trove search engine of the National Library of Australia which has upwards of 61,000 captioned items.
- Using a do-it-yourself captioning program such as Amara. Amara is a free website, ideal for use by teachers who wish to caption content for use in their classroom.
- Source a transcript using specific free-to-air station websites such as:
ABC news transcripts
Other ABC programs– transcripts can be found using the search bar
SBS television– for access to transcripts of World News, Dateline and Insight
Channel Nine’s Sixty Minutes
- A Google search of a title along with the word 'transcript' can locate publicly available transcripts.
- Pre-teach vocab prior to students’ viewing of audiovisual content.
- Use inclusive teaching practices to assist students.
- Pause audiovisual material frequently, to discuss important scenes and content just viewed.
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