Inclusion and Accessibility
Our commitment to accessibility.
Screencast-O-Matic is dedicated to ensuring our products are inclusive and meet the accessibility needs of our diverse customers.
We believe in eliminating barriers in education and idea-sharing. We believe that everyone in the community should be able to use Screencast-O-Matic equally. We strive to create products that can be accessed using keyboard navigation and assistive technologies, such as screen readers.
Our commitment to accessibility is demonstrated by Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) report and conformance to WCAG 2.1 Level A/AA (ISO/IEC 40500) and US Section 508. We conduct regularly testing internally and via third party to make sure our latest products are accessible. Our processes include design and coding best practices, identifying accessibility issues and addressing those issues. This is a continual process followed over the product development lifecycle. All our VPAT reports are readily available and can be requested by contacting us.
We want all videos created using Screencast-O-Matic Products to be accessible, too.
We also want our users to make their videos accessible for everyone! We encourage people to create videos with closed captioning and player controls that have proper contrast through our product.
Closed Captions – There are four ways for our users add captions to their videos:
Upload a captions file
Interactive Captions Editor
Automated captions through Speech-to-Text
Using a script (in Scripted Recordings) as the caption.
For people looking to customize the appearance of the video player or add CTA buttons on our hosting platform, we give guidance on proper color contrast. The color picker will provide immediate feedback if a color doesn't meet the minimum contrast ratio defined by WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).
Navigation of the video player can be accomplished using a keyboard and/or screen reader.
We want to hear from you if you encounter any barriers using Screencast-O-Matic, or if you have any ideas on how we can improve our accessibility.
Color Contrast for Player Accessibility
Color Contrast: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (also known as WCAG) 2.1 defines how to make content more accessible to people with disabilities. A minimum content ratio of 4:5:1 is required for WCAG success criteria level AA, and 7.1 for level ...
macOS Computer: Typing or Pressing keys on the keyboard will Start or Pause the Recording.
If you are a Mac OS user (MacBook, iMac, MacMini), and are experiencing issues when using the keyboard during your recordings (the Screencast-O-Matic Recorder Start, Pause, Zoom), please try the steps below to troubleshoot. 1. Click the Apple Icon ...
I'm directly uploading my recording to YouTube, but can't include my Captions in the upload
The Screencast-O-Matic application allows a user to add captions as well as upload the edited video to Youtube. Unfortunately YouTube has it's own method for adding captions so it works best to use their captioning system instead. The YouTube ...
How do I join my Team Plan?
If your organization purchased a Team Deluxe Plan then you will get access to the tools from the unique access URL that your Team Deluxe Administrator has setup. This may also include a required password. Please contact your organization's Team Admin ...
What should I do if I get the "DISK TOO FULL" error?
If you get the DISK TOO FULL error it means your computer's hard drive doesn't not have available space to store a recording. By default the recorder will save data to your main hard disk which is usually C: on windows or the "Macintosh HD" disk on ...