Providing captions and transcription of course-related videos is one way to help create an equitable learning environment for all students. While captions and transcripts provide obvious benefits to Deaf and hard-of-hearing students, a study conducted by the Oregon State University E-campus Research Unit found that 54% of students (independent of hearing ability) used closed captions at least some of the time when they were provided for course-related video. Of these students, roughly 90% of students who used closed captions found them to be at least moderately helpful.

Access & Disability Services provides in-class speech-to-text captioning and video captioning as part of their disability and accommodation services. The Academy is complementing this critical service by supporting captioning and transcription for online videos ahead of an accommodation request. This effort seeks to help faculty move their courses towards complete accessibility while also providing universal benefits for all learners.

Learn more about this service and submit your video(s) for captioning before your next class begins.