If an eligible
student requests video captioning as an accommodation for a course,
DMACC must provide the video captioning or another accommodation or
modification that enables the student to receive all the educational
benefits of the video in an equally effective and equally integrated
manner. To be prepared for video captioning requests, DMACC encourages
instructors to begin each term with captioned videos whenever possible.
An instructor can accomplish this by searching for and selecting only
third party videos that are already captioned and captioning his or her
own videos as soon as they are created. In some instances, however, it
might not be practical to caption all videos before the beginning of the
term. In those cases,
DMACC's approach to captioning is as follows.
soon as the instructor learns that one of his or her students has
requested video captioning as an accommodation (even after the term has
started), the instructor will want to:
- Work with Distance
Learning for fully online courses and Disability Services for all other
courses, to caption all videos or to determine alternative
accommodations. Videos are to be captioned before they are released to
any student. It may be necessary to adjust the date on which a video is
shown and any related coursework that is due or testing that is
- Work with Distance Learning for fully online courses
and Disability Services for all other courses, to caption all other
videos. Depending on the source of the media, it may take more time to
address captioning for videos or material that is not created in-house.
Again, a video must be captioned before it is released to any student,
and it may be necessary to adjust the date on which the video is shown
and any related coursework is due or testing is conducted.
for some reason, captioning in a timely manner is not possible, either
refrain from using the video or work with Disability Services to provide
reasonable accommodations or modifications that permit the student to
receive all the educational benefits provided by the video in an equally
effective and equally integrated manner.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact
Joe Raineri in Distance Learning or
Sharon Bittner in Disability Services.