Campus-wide response to captioning: Moving towards full compliance

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 4:00pm in Windsor on Thursday, November 17 (2016).

#4581

Speaker(s)

  • Dawn Hunziker, IT Accessibility Consultant, University of Arizona

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Not provided
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

The University of Arizona implemented a process for campus-wide captioning which ultimately leads to a more accessible media experience. Through targeted outreach and the use of centralized funding designated to ensure campus access, we advance and prioritize accessible media using a thoughtful, fiscally-conscious method.

Abstract

Captioning - One of the biggest questions on campus is “who’s going to pay for this?” - the Disability Resource Center, the department/unit creating or hosting the media, the Institution? Answer: All of the above!

The University of Arizona (UA) is moving towards a fully captioned campus through a prioritization approach. During this session, learn how the UA approaches captioning and the criteria we use to determine allocation of funds for video captioning. Additionally, discover how successfully building trust and working closely with key personnel across campus units increases access to captioned media. Finally, we will discuss options for developing processes to ensure media is created accessibly across campus.

Keypoints

  1. Learn how UA approaches captioning and the criteria used to determine allocation of funds for captioning.
  2. Learn how successfully building trust and working closely with key personnel across campus increases access.
  3. Discuss options for developing processes to ensure media is created accessibly across campus.

Disability Areas

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Information Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Dawn Hunziker

Dawn Hunziker is the IT Accessibility Consultant for the University of Arizona’s Disability Resources. She co-coordinates the UA's itAccessibility Program to support the UA’s commitment to full accessibility of all electronic and information technology employed on campus (itaccessibility.arizona.edu). Her job duties include working with campus units and committees, program managers, content developers, faculty and staff to provide input and proactive solutions regarding accessibility in the UA IT and academic environments. Additionally she coordinates Assistive Technology availability on campus, collaborates in alternate format production (documents and media), faculty development and accessible course and Web design. Dawn currently serves as the Vice President with the ATHEN Executive Committee. Dawn has presented at local, state, and national conferences regarding the UA itAccessibility Program, pdf/web accessibility, captioning processes, and inclusive curriculum design.

Handout(s)

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