ACC Media Captioning Service

Improve your classroom accessibility with captioned video

To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to help make ACC’s programs, services and classroom instruction accessible to all students, please have your media captioned or transcribed. Media must be captioned, if you have deaf or hard of hearing students in your section.

Did you know?

Captions help everyone and not just deaf people, says new research from Oregon State University, showing that 98.6% of all surveyed students found captions helpful, with 75% using them as a learning tool: http://phys.org/news/2016-11-captions-transcripts-aid-students.html

What is media captioning?

Media captioning is the creation of a synchronized display of a video’s audio including the display of spoken words, sound effects, and speaker identification.

Who can request media captioning services?

Faculty and staff can request media captions by filling out and submitting an online request form. Any questions to be sent to captionmymedia@austincc.edu. After your request has been processed, you will be contacted to discuss the details of your request and to schedule captioning services for your media.

We request a minimum of two weeks for captioning. The actual captioning time may be shorter or longer depending on the length of the video(s), size of the captioning queue, and the availability of captionists.

What about Copyright?

Although the creation of a transcription or caption file might be considered a derivative work, video captioning may infringe Copyright laws. If you are not the Copyright owner of the video, please request a permission for captioning to the owner. What about if you cannot obtain a permission?  It is far more likely that the College will be sued for breaching accessibility law if don’t add captions to media, so we advice you to request captioning. More »

Captions for College-Wide Events

IRT provides closed captioning for college-wide recorded events that include General Assembly, campus dedication speeches, and other special activities that involve the entire college community. For more information about this service, contact IRT.

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