Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Videos

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 11:45am in Standley II Lab on Friday November, 18.

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Speaker(s)

  • Jackie Luft, Ed.D., Online Accessibility Specialist, Texas Tech University
  • Ian Wilkinson, Education Projects Specialist, Texas Tech University

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Instructional videos are a common and useful way to dispense knowledge to learners. This hour-long training will provide a step-by-step plan to create videos that includes a consideration of planning, technical basics, recording software, Universal Design of Learning, accessibility and efficient ways of sharing instructional video.

Abstract

Instructors often use videos to dispense content to learners. Although many feel a typical recorded class lecture is sufficient to convey knowledge, this presentation outlines a step-by-step process which will help ensure both effectiveness and accessibility for learners. Sub-topics of planning and technical basics include: video objectives, longevity, lighting, audio, the need for practice, and various tools to be used for recording. Simple ways to include accessibility features will include easy captioning with a transcript, including audio descriptions and suggestions on how to implement Universal Design of Learning. Finally, participants will be instructed on ways to effectively share instructional videos, both free sites and examples of instructional video at Texas Tech.

Keypoints

  1. Instructional Video
  2. Captioning
  3. Audio Description

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Vision

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Information Technology, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Jackie Luft, Ed.D.

Jackie L. Luft, Ed.D. is the Accessibility Specialist for Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning where she works with our instructional design team to ensure all our online courses are ADA complaint. Her experience before joining Texas Tech includes both public K-12 and higher education settings, including both face-to-face and online instruction, consultation and administration.

Ian Wilkinson

Ian enjoys all aspects of technology. After a childhood spent taking apart watches, clocks, the Atari, and helping his musician father set up sound systems, moving into technology was a natural progression.

Handout(s)

Text only handout for Best Practices for Instructional Video