Camtasia Studio


Camtasia Studio is capable of producing movies that are either standalone MPEG-4 files or as video files embedded in Web pages. The standalone files can be accessible if the user has an accessible media player. The Web-based output has numerous accessibility problems. Camtasia Studio also lets you create quizzes within the presentation. The quizzes also have accessibility problems.

Accessibility Problems

The Web-based player is completely inaccessible to people who only use a keyboard and to people who use a screen reader.

Accessibility Features

Camtasia Studio does allow you to manually add captions or import an existing timed text track from a .srt file. The captions can then be displayed as either open or closed captions. If you don’t use the HTML-based player and if you include captions, the captions will be open captions (always visible on the screen).


You can record presentations with Camtasia Studtio, but you should only use the standalone MPEG-4 movie to share with others. To make a more optimal experience you can repackage the MPEG-4 video along with the SRT captions into a video player like VideoJS.

Quizzes included with the presentation will need to be delivered in another format. One option would be to put the quiz in Moodle.

Tips for End Users

If you cannot interact with the presentation, ask the author to provide the video as a simple MPEG-4 file that you can play in your own media player. If the author included any quizzes as part of the recording, those will not be available to you.

Testing details

Last Tested: August 7, 2013

Version: Windows 8.1.2 (Build 1327); Mac, 2.4.1 (82435)

Assistive Technologies Tested: keyboard-only, JAWS 14

Product Accessibility Documentation: VPAT

Aspects Tested: The output from Camtasia Studio was tested. Specifically, the HTML-based output was tested. The user interface for creating presentations within Camtasia Studio has not been tested.