Create Accessible Course Materials
Transcripts and Closed Captions

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In this workshop we will look at multimedia elements and focus on ways to include text for the hearing impaired as well as those users who may be in situations where they prefer to have text to read (i.e., users in noise-sensitive environments, users with a limited data plan, users accessing the internet with low bandwidth, adult learners/non-traditional students, etc.)

Providing course materials in multiple formats, providing multiple ways to engage students' interest and motivation, and providing multiple pathways for students to demonstrate knowledge of material is good practice. When you create course materials with accessibility in mind you will find that students without disabilities will take advantage of them as well.

This workshop assumes you have multimedia elements and you are ready for the next step to make them accessible. While we are planning to touch on a couple of tools for recording audio and video during the workshop, we are not going in depth with best practices for recording, how to record, or which program you should use to record. You can use the following resources to get more information on audio/video recording:

If you need help with recording audio/video, CAT+FD staff is available to help. Check out our one-on-one services.

This workshop is part two of the accessibility workshops (part one focused on students with visual impairments.)

Resources referenced during the workshop:

Workshop Slides

Captioning Resources

Accessibility Resources

Pedagogical Resources

  • Led by: Ms. Janice Florent, Dr. Karen Nichols
  • Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: CAT+FD Teaching Lab (Library room 532A)
  • Sponsor: CAT+FD
  • More info:

Note: This workshop is in a flipped format. You should view the Create Accessible Course Materials: Transcripts and Closed Captions video before attending the workshop. We will use this video as the starting point for the workshop.

To register: RSVP to Light refreshments will be served.

Tags: eLearning, accessibility, flipped, inverted
Format: hands-on
Event ID: 01361

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