The State of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 2:15pm in WB I on Thursday, November 16.

#9253

Speaker(s)

  • Lily Bond, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media

Session Details

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

Summary

Presenting on the results from two national research studies and a survey on closed captioning in higher education, we will look at the current state of closed captioning in 2017 at colleges and universities across the US. Together, these surveys provide a clearer picture of the benefits, complications, & solutions for captioning in higher ed.

Abstract

How are schools handling captions? How do captions improve learning for college students? Where does the budget come from? To what extent is captioning motivated by fear of litigation?

Presenting on the results from two national research studies and a survey on closed captioning in higher education, we will look at the current state of closed captioning in 2017 at colleges and universities across the US. Together, these surveys provide a clearer picture of the benefits, solutions, complications, & direction of closed captioning in higher education.

This presentation will cover: - How & why students are using closed captioning - Perceived benefits of captioning beyond accessibility - How colleges and universities are handling closed captioning - Current successes and limitations of captioning in higher ed - Comparison of captioning practices for face-to-face, online, & institutional marketing content - How colleges & universities perceive and react to legal requirements for captioning

Keypoints

  1. How & why do students use captions for learning?
  2. How are colleges nationwide handling captioning?
  3. How do colleges budget for and implement captioning?

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Lily Bond

Lily Bond is the Director of Marketing at 3Play Media, which provides closed captioning and transcription services to make video accessible, searchable, and more engaging. Lily oversees marketing programs and content and is responsible for promoting 3Play Media's brand as well as the importance of closed captioning. Lily has authored numerous papers and over 100 articles on the topic of closed captioning, accessibility laws, and emerging standards, and often speaks on the subject. She lives in Cambridge, MA and has been at 3Play Media since 2014.

Handout(s)

PPTX: The State of Closed Captioning in Higher Education - 3Play Media