Caption me this: Ways to Promote Captioning Across Your Campus

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Speaker(s)

  • Jen Bethmann, Web Accessibility Coordinator, Illinois State University
  • Sarah Metivier, Coordinator for Accommodation Services and the Text Conversion Lab, Illinois State University

Session Details

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

Summary

Learn how our disability resource office and technology teams collaborated to keep the university on a mutual goal of inclusive design and met student needs during the Stay-At-Home order. Presenters will share several low to no cost options which worked well for adding captions to videos.

Abstract

As all universities experienced a quick switch to online learning last Spring, adding closed captioning to many videos in a short amount of time became an urgent need. At Illinois State University, we discovered many different ways to assist our campus in adding captions to their videos. Learn how our disability resource office and technology teams collaborated to keep the university on a mutual goal of inclusive design and meet student needs during this trying time. Presenters will share several low to no cost options which worked well for adding captions to videos. This includes:

  • Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint auto-subtitle feature with Zoom recording
  • Otter.ai with live speech, video files, or audio files.
  • YouTube auto-captioning and edit your captions/transcript Office 365 Stream
  • Paid resources (i.e. 3Play Media and Rev)

Keypoints

  1. Show several options for captioning videos.
  2. Promote collaboration across campus offices and departments.
  3. Work to maintain accessibility in an 100% online environment.

Disability Areas

All Areas, Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Captioning/Transcription, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Jen Bethmann

Bethmann is the Web Accessibility Coordinator for Illinois State University. She serves as a campus resource for web and application accessibility and usability standards and best practices. She is certified as a Trusted Tester from the Office of Accessible Systems and Technology with the Department of Homeland Security, and Adobe's PDF Accessibility Train-the-Trainer. Her goal is to educate others to progressively consider universal and inclusive design principles when creating and procuring digital content and products to ensure all digital technology is accessible and usable. She believes technology and digital content should be created to be used by everyone regardless of their situation or ability and seeks to empower others with knowledge and tools to do so.

Sarah Metivier

Sarah Metivier (MSW) is a Coordinator for Accommodation Services and the Text Conversion Lab at Student Access and Accommodation Services at Illinois State University and has worked in that role with students with various disabilities and conditions for the past 21 years. She presents often on accessibility and universal design for learning practices on campus as well as at conferences.