Captioning, Critically and Creatively


Presented at 8:00am in Standley II Lab on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.



  • Brenda Brueggemann, Dr. , University of Connecticut

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Not provided
  • Type of session: General Conference


Discussion of captioning's history and context, followed by hands-on workshop with critical and creative approaches to captioning videos/events based on audience, tone, aesthetics, impact.


Beginning with a brief and bold history of captioning and its development, this presentation would then move to illustrate a number of different critical and creative ways to approach the captioning of a video or live event. The participants would then be asked to workshop several videos/events in smaller groups and to develop ideas for critical and creative captioning approaches that might be applied to that video/event. Consideration of audience, tone, aesthetics, impact would be applied, interactively.


  1. critical approaches to captioning
  2. creative approaches to captioning
  3. history and context of captioning

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Other

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Brenda Brueggemann