Video captioning is a synchronized text description of the auditory information provided for students who have auditory processing difficulties, a hearing impairment or are deaf.
Captioning should be a part of any video production process. All video that is purchased should have closed captioning available. Captioning transforms auditory information into a form that persons with hearing can read. Captioning appears on the screen making it easier for the student to follow what is happening in the video at the same time they are reading what is being said.
Captioning should be provided on any video used on websites or in the classroom. The student has no responsibility for this accommodation beyond letting the faculty member know that they need to be able to see the captioning.
It is the responsibility of faculty to arrange through the appropriate department for the captioning of class materials. The services for students with disabilities office should be able to provide information about who can assist with that process.
The services for students with disabilities office is responsible providing faculty with information about how to get captioning done for materials that they are using in the classroom or providing an interpreter or transcriptionist/captionist if there is no available captioning. The post secondary institution has the responsibility to provide all classroom and online video materials in a captioned form.
Related Functional Characteristics
Video captioning provides verbatim or edited transcription of an audio program in real time on the screen.
Video captioning provides verbatim or edited transcription of an audio program in real time on the screen to assist deaf students.