Closed Captions

Increase your views, support deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and adhere to legal requirements. Use Subly’s AI and interactive editor for generating closed captions, or choose our human experts for flawless accuracy.

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How to generate closed captions:

Subly’s AI generator captures dialogue and identifies speakers. Add sound effects, musical and auditory content labels, and essential non-speech elements, ensuring your content is fully accessible.

Why do I need to add Closed Captions?

Improve comprehension, ensure your media is inclusive and complaint with regulations.

Enhanced accessibility and inclusivity

Closed captions make video content accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

By providing text representation of spoken dialogue and sound effects, closed captions ensure that all viewers can understand and engage with the content.

Improved understanding

Closed captions improve the overall user experience by providing additional context and clarity to video content.

They allow your viewers to follow along more easily, especially in noisy environments or situations where audio may not be available.

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Legally complied

Stay compliant with accessibility standards and ensure that your content is accurately captioned, capturing words and nuance with precision.

Providing closed captions ensures compliance with accessibility regulations such - ADA, EAA, and WCAG.

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Why Do I Need to Add Closed Captions?

Closed captions enhance accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing, distinctly offering dialogue and crucial sounds in text form, unlike subtitles which aim for language translation without audio cues. Additionally, many jurisdictions legally require closed captions to ensure equal access to information and entertainment, making compliance not just ethical but mandatory.

Is There a Legal Requirement for Closed Captions?

Yes, legal mandates for closed captions exist in various regions to promote accessibility in media for individuals with hearing impairments. Ignoring these can result in fines and legal challenges. To find our more, read our compliance resources.

What’s the difference between Closed Captions and Subtitles?

Closed captions offer text for dialogue and sound cues for the hearing impaired, while subtitles display dialogue for viewers who prefer reading, without sound descriptions.

What’s the difference between Open and Closed Captions?

Open captions are always visible and cannot be turned off, making them suitable for all viewers. Closed captions can be toggled on or off, providing flexibility based on viewer needs. You can generate both Closed and Open Captions in Subly’s Platform.

How do I get started?

Try before you even need to buy with a free 7-day trial, available to all new customers. You can select the plan that suits you and upgrade your account to continue using Subly. If you want human precision to achieve 100% accuracy, speak to our team to find out more.

Add captions to media and access other accessibility tools

Discover other features within the Subly to maximise your content, reach new audiences and ensure you are compliant.

Subtitle translator, 100+ languages

Make your video or audio content accessible to people all over the world.

  • Generate separate closed caption files for all translated languages

  • Up to 98% accuracy in speech recognition and it keeps improving with each passing day

  • Pick between the subtitle mode for easy and accurate time-stamping, and plain text mode for effortless repurposing of your transcript

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Subtitle audio files

Subtitle audio or convert audio to video with an image and subtitles.

  • Share of traffic from video-based platforms

  • Grow your follower base by recycling your most engaging contentin new formats

  • Increase traffic, views, and authority by making your content more accessible

Subtitle audio

Audio transcription

Transcribe audio to text easily with AI or professional transcribers.

  • Save hours of content creation work with AI speech-to-text transcription

  • Include speakers and non-verbal sounds

  • Get audio or video transcripts in different formats: TXT, SRT and VTT

Audio to text

API Transcription

Better efficiency with API. Integrate the power of Subly's AI in your internal environment.

  • Increase your business’s efficiency

  • Export in multiple different sizes

  • Seamless and secure experience for your users or internal teams

Transcription API

Subtitle editor

No need for complex tools. Make quick edits online.

  • Add text to your videos

  • Type and edit the subtitles and closed captions

  • Synchronise and shift subtitles

Subtitle editor

Audio description

Ensure that no one misses out on the visual elements of your content.

  • Provide narrated video description

  • Create concise & timed audio descriptions

  • Help people with low or no vision understand your content

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Why users love Subly subtitles & captions?

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Captions used to take 2 hours and now it takes 2 minutes. Subly has saved me countless hours.
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