Subtitled video tutorials, an accessible teaching material


  • Luis Bengochea University of Alcala
  • Flor Budia Polytechnic University of Madrid



Educational resources, knowledge pills, multimedia eLearning design, eLearning accessibility, deaf students, captioned video


The use of short-lived audio-visual tutorials constitutes an educational resource very attractive for young students, widely familiar with this type of format similar to YouTube clips. Considered as "learning pills", these tutorials are intended to strengthen the understanding of complex concepts that because their dynamic nature can’t be represented through texts or diagrams. However, the inclusion of this type of content in eLearning platforms presents accessibility problems for students with visual or hearing disabilities. This paper describes this problem and shows the way in which a teacher could add captions and subtitles to their videos.




How to Cite

Bengochea, L., & Budia, F. (2012). Subtitled video tutorials, an accessible teaching material. Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, 2(2), 155–164.