UPDATE: Camtasia 8 does not support accessibility. The following is only true for version 7.
- Only the Windows version of Camtasia Studio produces moderately accessible presentations.
- Even when using Camtasia on Windows, any user interactions you put in the presentation will not be fully accessible.
- If you are using the Macintosh version of Camtasia, you can provide users an MPEG-4 version of the file so that they can display it in a movie player of their choice.
- In this case, if you include captions, they will be open captions, meaning they will be visible at all times by all users and they cannot be turned off.
- As an option you can take the MPEG-4 output along with a caption file, such as a .srt file, and play them through a custom video player. This requires a bit more work, but it will give users the flexibility of enabling and disabling the captions.
- DELTA provides in-person workshops, recorded workshops, and handouts for using Camtasia Studio. This includes accessibility considerations like providing captions.
- Camtasia Studio can be purchased from TechSmith.
- Camtasia Studio does provide speech-to-text conversion, but the resulting transcript usually requires significant editing. Editing a poor transcript can take much longer than you expect. If you have a transcript of a presentation you created or someone else made for you, you can use out Transcript Synchronization Service to easily synchronize the transcript into a format compatible with Camtasia Studio.