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Strategies For Accessible Multimedia

| Proposal No: 908

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  • Lee Christopher, eLearning Director, Arapahoe Community College
  • Raj Sen, Instructional Designer, Arapahoe Community College

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: Intermediate Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

An overview of processes used for captioning and transcribing educational videos at Arapahoe Community College. Best practices and future considerations for universally designed multimedia.


Materials in an online course are exclusively delivered in an electronic format and hence universal design for learning (UDL) is very important. Accessibility is a significant component of UDL. If there is an educational video, it should have captioning or transcriptions for all students. This presentation will showcase different tools and processes that Arapahoe Community College has used to make its online multimedia richer for all students.


  1. Process for tracking videos and estimating caption time
  2. Tools used for captioning and transcribing videos
  3. Best practices and future considerations

Speaker Bio(s)

Lee Christopher

Lee Christopher currently works as the eLearning Director at Arapahoe Community College. Lee has a Masters of Fine Arts in writing and poetics (MFA) and a Masters in Education (M.Ed). She is currently in her dissertation phase of obtaining a doctorate in education specializing instructional design. Lee also teaches English composition at Metro State University (MSU, Denver)and Arapahoe Community College. She is committed towards universal design for learning in higher education.

Raj Sen

Raj Sen currently works as the Instructional Designer for eLearning at Arapahoe Community College (ACC). He has previously worked as a Software Consultant in India for 6 years followed by a job as a Network Support Specialist for almost 2 years. Raj graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Calcutta. He has also obtained MCSE and MCSA certifications following which he attended ACC to obtain an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Computer Networking. He has recently graduated with a Masters in Education (M.Ed) specializing Instructional Design and is dedicated to promote and implement the principles of universal design in higher education.