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STAMP - Accessibility Add-in for PowerPoint 2010

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010

Date Created: April 1st 2011
Last Updated: April 1st 2011

Excerpt/Capsule: Learn about STAMP, a PowerPoint add-in that enables you to create captions for video and audio files within your PowerPoint presentation.

Microsoft has made available STAMP (Sub-titling text add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint), a free add-in for PowerPoint 2010 that enables you to create captions for video and audio files within your PowerPoint presentations. In addition to manually adding captions, you can also work with any media files that have associated Timed Text Markup (TTML) files. This add-in lets you import the TTML files directly into your presentation. If you don’t have a TTML file, you can still add captions directly in your presentation, although TTML captions allow some extra niceties since they can be easily formatted to use text color, text alignment and other styling elements for the captions.

According to Microsoft (see this link), faculty members at Towson University in Maryland are using this software "to caption educational presentations that help the hearing disabled and others learn more efficiently."

The STAMP add-in for PowerPoint 2010 allows you to do the following:

  • Create and edit closed captions.
  • Delete the closed captions.
  • Turn captions on and off when in presentation mode.
  • Use a video/audio playback while editing Timed Text captions.
  • Align captions when they have moved, or if you re-size the video.
  • Import communicative text formatting information from the TTML file, for example: styling, color and alignment.

Here are some more tutorials on using the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint:

Download and install the STAMP Add-in
Create Video Captions using the STAMP Add-in
TTML XML Files for the STAMP Add-in
Import TTML Caption Files in the STAMP Add-in
Edit Captions within the STAMP Add-in
Align, Hide, Show, or Remove Captions using the STAMP Add-in

See Also: STAMP on the Microsoft site

Watch the video by Jim Durkin on how to use STAMP in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 on YouTube


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