I'm an Sign Language Interpreter who works for a school district. We have run into a lot of problems with trying to get teachers to use videos with captions. So I'm trying to find a solution for them to get videos captioned through Amara. I have limited experience with Amara myself so I want to be sure that Amara will be able to be a viable solution for me. My idea is that when a teacher has a movie that they plan to show the class, they can send it to our honor students who can caption them and count that towards their community service hours.
Problem is that teachers never own any of the content they show and not everything they show is on Youtube. I tried doing a quick test caption to make sure that my captions would appear on Youtube and they don't. They only show in Amara's website. It would be fine to just show the Amara video in class but the video will not show full screen and I'm not sure why.
Can someone tell me if Amara is going to work for me and what kind of obstacles I might run into? I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure how to fully utilize these tools.
"A URL from one of the following supported sites will be accepted:
Or you can enter a URL for a video in one of the supported formats:
2) Re the subtitles you made on Amara that show on Amara but don't show on the original video:
However, if you are the uploader of the original video, and it is on a platform that supports CC subtitles (YouTube, Vimeo, Internet Archive), then you can download your Amara subtitles and add them to the original video, following the instructions of the platform for that.
And you can also direct students to the Amara page for viewing the subtitled version, bearing in mind:
3) Possible issues with viewing subtitled videos on Amara:
Then to convince reluctant teachers, you might tell them that beyond the main goal of equal access,
Maybe your best bet would be to find 1 or 2 teachers who are willing to give your project a try, and tell them to feel free to ask any question on this support forum.