How Will I Know if a Student has Captioning as an Accommodation?

If a Disability Management Advisor determines that a student requires captioning as an approved accommodation, you will be notified, and all course captioning must be provided.

Prior to the start of each semester, check your course materials to see if you have audio or video content, and determine the dates by which the students will need to access that material. Make sure captions are available for any of the media, and if so, they must be accurate. 

If video or audio materials will be required for your course, please notify your students on or before the first day of class. When reviewing your syllabus with students, it is important to note if there is multimedia content.

Every effort should be made to purchase videos containing captions. If you already own a video without captions, contact the Campus Library to see if they have a captioned version of the video. If the Library does not have the captioned version, your department is responsible for purchasing captioned videos.

YouTube and Yuja’s auto-generated captions are not accurate, and will need to be replaced with human captions. Please contact the Accessibility Specialist for more information on the process.

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