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What is Screencasting?
John Udell of O'Reilly Digital Media describes a screencast as "a digital movie in which the setting is partly or wholly a computer screen, and in which audio narration describes the on-screen action."
Screencasting is an excellent way of creating short tutorials or providing and demonstrating examples of a particular online feature.
Accessible practices to consider:
- provide a clear written description or text transcript of the actions taking place in the screencast
- provide captioning that syncs up with the audio
- offer multiple viewing options or formats
- ensure that any interactive features can be controlled by means other than a mouse
A free, open source screencasting software.
TechSmith's free screen capture and video software.