[Athen] Questions regarding post-secondary institution captioning programs

Lisa Fiedor lisa_fiedor at ncsu.edu
Thu Oct 18 07:29:03 PDT 2007

Hi Christopher, all,

I'm looking for this information also, as well as any information about
Web Accessibility Retrofitting services that anyone provides. We are
researching establishing a service here at NC State University, and I
would appreciate any insight anyone can provide.


Christopher Kinney wrote:

> I'm been charged to investigate the feasibility of setting up captioning

> services at Georgia Perimeter College. To be honest I'm not having much

> luck. I have contacted a number of schools and other sources and have

> received no answers as to how other schools are doing this. Basically

> the responses I have heard is that there is technology out there to

> caption materials. That's great, there are also components that I can

> use to build a rocket. However if you put all of those components in

> front of me, I wouldn't know what to do with them. So my questions are

> to anyone who works at a post-secondary institution that runs a media

> caption program for Deaf/HoH.


> My questions regarding setting up a captioning program are:


> · Who is the entity that produces the captioning?


> · Organizationally under which university/college department's) is the

> entity located, funded, and managed?


> · What are the most cost-effective hardware/software used? How much

> resources are needed and what are the operational costs?


> · How much staff is employed?


> · What are the pre-requisite skill sets, and qualifications that are

> needed?


> · What are the policies and procedures that start from the request for

> captioned material, to production, to delivery of the final product?


> My last question. Does anyone have any information on other

> post-secondary institutions that have an in-house program? Any

> information would be greatly appreciated.


> Thanks,




> Christopher Kinney

> Assistive Technology Coordinator

> Center for Disability Services

> Georgia Perimeter College

> 555 N. Indian Creek Drive

> Clarkston GA 30021


> TEL: 678-891-3385

> FAX: 404-298-3830



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DELTA/Instructional Services/Faculty Support Services
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