Podcasting Guide

This guide is designed to give users a background on podcasting, and information on upcoming workshops. Information here supports what is learned in the workshops.

Making your podcast accessible

How does accessibility help?
  • Transcription and descriptive ALT text assists users who are deaf, hard of hearing, or those with screen readers.
  • Transcripts and captions allow those for whom English is not their first language to see the words you are using in case something is unclear.
  • Search engines can index the words in your podcast based on scripts and transcripts.
How to make your podcast accessible:
  • Provide the script/transcript for your episodes online.
  • Make sure your website is accessible in terms of screen reader friendliness, descriptive ALT tags, and readable fonts and colors.
  • Consider video recording to accompany your audio recording and provide the transcript as captions.
  • Link to your website and/or transcripts in the summary description of each episode to make the resource easier to find.
  • Host your podcast on multiple platforms, as people will listen in a variety of ways.

Be open to feedback and suggestions from listeners with perspectives different than your own!

Accessiblity resources

Test your site's accessibility via an online checker.
The who, what, why, and how of podcast accessibility has some great resources.
American Libraries Magazine context for podcast accessibility.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2023 3:06 PM