Amara, easy tool for making videos accessible

Just recently I came across a great project from the creators of my favorite video player, Miro, That is designed to make video content more accessible,  it is called Amara.  It is a simple free way to add subtitles to any video:

About Amara from Amara on Vimeo.

The project needs your help, users who are deaf or hard of hearing and non-profits have made specific request for help with videos that need captions or translations. Start volunteering.

For a version subtitled in dozens of languages, see

Brian Rowe is a professor and techie currently working at Northwest Justice Project as the National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator (, and teaching at University of Washington and Seattle University Law in the areas of information privacy, ethics and social use of information including: accessibility and access to knowledge for all people as a basic human right. Brian has worked with several nonprofits including Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, KCBA, and Disability Rights Washington. Brian currently serves on the Washington State Access to Justice Board’s Technology Committee, and is on the Faculty Advisory Board for Students for Free Culture. Connect with Brian online at or through Twitter or (user name Sarterus).