[Athen] caption coordination

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Fri Oct 6 12:04:17 PDT 2017

Hello all,

We are putting together a captioning process at our university. I'm having to incorporate that into my job. Presently, faculty pick and choose videos or movies they want to show in their classes with little regard for accessibility. They record their own using various tools, they borrow dvd's from the library, they utilize Youtube links, etc. They do not vet them as far as I know. I would like to be able to tighten up the process by creating a form for them to fill out to get their videos captioned. I would hope they could provide proof of ownership or permissions so I don't get in trouble for copyright infringement. We are looking at using CaptionSync and/or AMAC for doing the actual work. We are currently making it easier for faculty to record their own videos which may mean we will have even more to deal with in the next semester.

If anyone has a system in place, a form, a vetting process or just some advice, please pass it my way. I'm starting from scratch. Thanks so much.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>
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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Krista Greear
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:55 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] disability law, fire, LexisNexis

A faculty member just called me, explaining that her students were unable to obtain copies of Understanding Disability Law by Weber. That faculty member called the publisher (LexisNexis), who explained that there was a fire that destroyed copies. The publisher doesn't have a copy of that book anymore, and may not reprint, as far as I understand. The faculty member called me to asked for my digital version of the book that she knows we gave to a student with a disability. I explained that I can't give it to her, (to share with the class), without something form the publisher blessing that course of action.

I am especially intrigued, considering this situation is occurring in a Law, Societies and Justice course. I did point the instructor to the Kindle version of that book so she can relay that to her students.

So heads up - it may be possible if you are requesting books from LexisNexis that they may or may not have digital copies available. I don't know any details about the fire.


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