Community Captioner


Our project concept is an open source, community-driven online video closed captioning tool. This tool will help people with hearing impairments experience the wealth of online "Web 2.0" media content available today that lacks captions. This project is currently scoped to but it aims to ultimately allow captioning of all types of online media.

Current Issues

  • At the most recent SS12 we ran in to some issues making CC work for any arbitrary site with video content. If anyone has any ideas on how to make this kind of auto-find-embeds work please email us!
  • Some features not yet implemented fully
  • FLV load issues

Future Plans

  • Implement current design fully
  • Investigate upgrading DB design
  • Fully implement webservices
  • Expand functionality to include sites other than and allow for automatic and user taught "embed-finding".


Ely Lerner (Lead)
Jeffrey Chan
Chaitanya Ramavajjala
Raed Shomali

Concept Provided by

Christopher Leung

Discussion List

Developer Discussion List

Video Demonstration

Coming soon.

Screen Shots

Screen shot of Web Captioner

Project Notes

Project Status:
Firefox extension, PHP/MySQL Backend
Not yet available.
User Manual:
Not yet available.
Source Code:
SVN Repository

Google Code Link