Hosting Learn videos on YouTube

I am delighted to announce that the feedback on the proposal to host Learn videos on YouTube has been overwhelmingly positive: Proposal: Hosting Learn videos on YouTube.

  • Contributors express excitement about the benefits:
    • Improved analytics
    • Potential for a broader audience reach
    • Opportunity to showcase outstanding work in Learn videos
  • Emphasis on utilizing YouTube’s accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( features is particularly appreciated:
    • Translations of subtitles 
    • Hopes for accelerated expansion into non-English communities
  • The benefit of having more flexibility and control is well-received.
  • The general agreement is that this transition has the potential to:
    • Boost traffic
    • Improve the overall user experience.

In the future, YouTube video URLs will be embedded in content instead of URLs and the necessary updates will be made to the Handbook. We are currently revising our content guidelines to match our vision for learning pathways and align with the proposed Learn website information architecture.

For assistance, content creators can reach out to @psykro or @west7 if needed.