CADET (Caption And Description Editing Tool) is an application for creating timed-text captions in popular formats that will play in most browsers or stand-alone media players. CADET can also be used to write and time scripts for audio descriptions (also known as video descriptions or descriptive narration). CADET runs on Mac or Windows operating systems, and runs in any modern Web browser.
CADET development was funded with help from the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, with additional funding from the following individuals:
- Nancy Bonney Crissman
- Janice Dahlquist
- Marti Dahlquist
- Donna Danielewski
- Vasundhara Desai
- Mike Elledge
- Peter Fay
- James Gable
- Toby Gould
- Harold Johntra
- Vicki Kipp
- Thomas Lera
- Peter Pinch
- Steve Scott
- Michael Velasco
- Charles Washburn
The following software is required to use CADET:
- Any OS which supports Node.js:
e.g., Microsoft Windows (32-/64-bit versions e.g. Win7, Win8, Win10, etc.) or Macintosh OS X.
- A modern Web browser (i.e., one that supports HTML5, such as Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome or Safari).
The CADET user group is the primary means of communication between the CADET development team and users. This is where you can go to get help from other CADET users, as well as report problems and request new features from the CADET development staff. NCAM will also post information about software updates and fixes here. Please be aware that solicitations for products and services are not allowed, and civilized forms of communication are encouraged. Violators of either of these policies will be immediately removed without warning.
Head over to the CADET Tutorials for examples and tips on how to use CADET's many features. We show you how to install CADET, create captions, and much more.