Google Slides Chapter 7: Captions


When you use videos in a presentation, or in general, be sure it has synchronized captions. If you include a video that already has captions, then you do not have to worry about this step. Something else that should be kept in mind is that any video/audio files should have a text transcript. If you insert the content as an object, you need to provide an alt text for it.

A slide with a video on how to make pizza with an alt text in the bottom right corner.

Section 7.1: Captions for Presentations:

Many people listening to your presentation may have disabilities that make it difficult for them to hear you. To fix this issue, provide live captions for your audience. To make captions visible,

  1. Click the Slideshow button.

    Slideshow button in Google Slides.
  2. In presentation mode, click the Options Menu in the bottom left corner. It has three vertical dots.

  3. Click Captions Preferences, then Toggle Captions. You can change the position and text size of the font. But it is always recommended to have the font be at the bottom of the screen and a large (but not overwhelming) size.