[Athen] captions and transcripts for media
shannon.aylesworth at pepnet.org
Tue Aug 11 14:25:21 PDT 2015
I work with pepnet 2 (pn2), which is a federally funded project whose
mission is to increase the education, career, and lifetime choices
available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. We do this by
supporting the professionals who work with these individuals. I saw your
post and shared it with my colleague who is very familiar with offline and
post production captioning matters. Here’s what she had to say:
1. Do we need captions for feedback videos that faculty make that
will only be used once, if there are no known/registered students with
disabilities in the course? Captions should be added to all videos, even
those used once, if there is a deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) student in
the class and the video is being shown to all students. If the instructor
creates a separate feedback video for individual students and only that
student sees the video then only the video for the D/HH student would need
to be captioned. If there are no D/HH students in the class and the video
is only shown in that class then it does not have to be captioned.
2. Do we need captions for videos that are only used once? If a D/HH
student is in the class or has access to the video then it should be
captioned no matter how many times it is used. D/HH students should have
equal access to classroom content in all formats.
3. At Webaim training best practice was suggested to provide
transcripts for audio descriptions as audio descriptions require complex
editing capabilities. Adding descriptions to a video is more complicated
than adding captions. However, if you have a blind student in the class
you need to provide equal access to video content. If the video is a
talking head and there is no visual content that adds meaning then
descriptions may not be required. However, if the video is a demonstration
then it would not be helpful at all to a blind student without
descriptions. The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) has
guidelines for descriptions that might be helpful. You can view the
Key!* here https://dcmp.org/descriptionkey/ <https://dcmp/> and the
Key!* here https://dcmp.org/captioningkey/.
Pn2 also has several resources on the topic of offline or post production
· *Access: Post-Production / Offline Captioning* is an online
training module that is available 24/7, takes approximately two hours to
complete, and is free of charge. The module reviews guidelines for
captions, discusses laws pertaining to captioning, and compares various
methods of creating captions. Participants who successfully complete the
training receive a certificate that verifies completion of the two hour
training. You can learn more about the training module and how to access
the course here http://pepnet.org/training/access-offline-captioning.
· *Post Production Community of Practice *is a forum of
professionals who share issues, challenges, or concerns as it relates to
media access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. You can learn
more about this community and how to access it here http://pepnet.org/cop
· There are also several resources on the topic of offline
Please feel free to contact me directly or email pepnet 2 (help at pepnet.org)
if you have any other questions. We look forward to working with you!
*Pepnet 2 <http://www.pepnet.org/> at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
The project is funded by the Research to Practice Division, Office of
Special Education Programs and the US Department of Education via Grant
Award #H326D110003. Funding is provided from October 1, 2011 to September
*From:* athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] *On
Behalf Of *Samantha Johns
*Sent:* Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:09 PM
*To:* webaim-forum at list.webaim.org; Access Technology Higher Education
Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
*Subject:* [Athen] captions and transcripts for media
- Do we need captions for feedback videos that faculty make that will
only be used once, if there are no known/registered students with
disabilities in the course?
- Do we need captions for videos that are only used once?
- At Webaim training best practice was suggested to provide transcripts
for audio descriptions as audio descriptions require complex editing
Please let me know what everyone is doing about these?
*Accessibility & Course Support Specialist *
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Smith Memorial Student Union, Mezzanine 209
Portland OR 97201
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