If you have a DRD student
- If you have received an accommodation letter from the Disability Resources Department or otherwise learned of a deaf/hard of hearing student in your course, time is of the essence.
- Please contact the Instructional Accessibility Specialist:
- Captioning of your videos may qualify for the state-provided DECT grant. If so, the DE Accessibility Team will oversee submission to the grant. (Due to recent changes, only auto-generated captions are available from 3C Media).
For all other courses,
Determine if you need to caption your videos:
Which Videos to Caption?
- Non-captioned videos
- Videos with auto-generated captions
- Instructor-created videos
- Videos found on sites such as YouTube or Vimeo
- Prioritize videos to be used for more than one semester, although captioning all videos has merit
- Videos that students are required to watch
- Videos needed to complete extra credit assignments
- For full-length commercial videos, work with a library liaison to see if the video exists in the Media Services library, or determine the purchase cost.
Auto-generated Captions vs High-Quality Captions
- Are the videos sufficiently captioned?
- Auto-generated captions are usually problematic for student-comprehension and need better, manually-created captions.
- See this page to see how to check for quality captions (as opposed to auto-generated captions)
Distance Education can help you get your videos captioned. No longer do you need to have an identified disabled student registered with the Disability Resources Department in order to qualify for the state-wide captioning grant (DECT grant). SRJC has also invested some funds into a captioning service. Contact the Instructional Accessibility Specialist to receive assistance submitting your videos for captioning. Keep in mind that third-party videos can also be captioned, if they reside on a platform that allows for embedding the video in your pages.