Apple has a lot of wonderful video tutorials that help users learn to use the Mac, including the iLife and iWork applications. Unfortunately the videos are presented in English only, with no captions or subtitles available.
The goal of the Mac Video Tutorials Subtitle Project is to caption these videos in multiple languages, including English. They want to make this great resource available to non-English speaking users, and to those with hearing impairments or language processing problems.
The MVTS Project has also provided the MacTutorial Viewer which is a downloadable app containing all current captions. When you run the app, it downloads the tutorial videos from YouTube and you can watch with the built in captions provided by the MVTS, or with YouTube's automatically added machine captions. The application is updated whenever more captions are finished and made available. When watching videos through the app you can change the size and background colour the captions use. Here's a screenshot where I've increased the caption size so I can read them more easily:
Currently, all videos are captioned in English and Italian and a few are also captioned in Japanese. If you know another language, I strongly recommend you spend a few minutes at their website and help with some captions so others can learn. They have full instructions about how to translate captions - you don't need any technical knowledge to do it.
- Ricky Buchanan