Presenter: Julia VanderMolen, Grand Valley State University
Closed Captioning provides support for students who are hearing impaired or use English-as-a-Second-Language. Not only will this meet the needs of your students, but it will also help your organization meet Section 508 compliance requirements. This session will provide tips and tools for the creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
- Meeting the students’ needs is of utmost concern. By creating accessible instruction, all learners are given opportunity.
- Challenges of making a online courses accessible:
- Technical Challenges
- Pedagogical Challenges
- Brainshark was used to narrate lectures. Import PPT, YouTube, PDF, and you can narrate each piece slide by slide. The note pages from Brainshark are includes as a transcript.
- Blue Microphone is an excellent microphone.
- Logitech headset is also a great tool, rather than using the onboard laptop.
- Uses Lightboard to also create content and that is uploaded to YouTube for captioning.
- 10 Tips for Creating Course Content
- Provide an accessibility statement
- Clearly name files and links
- Present content in as flat a navigational structure as possible
- Chunk videos
- Provide closed captioning for all videos
- Present instructions or handouts in HTML
- Semantic structure
- Avoid auto play
- Avoid drop down
- Use an accessibility checklist
- Speechnotes.co is used for voice to text.
- Dictation.io is similar to Speechnotes.
- H5P.org allows you to add annotations in YouTube.
- Screencast-o-matic is used for weekly tours in the online class.
- YouTube can be used to edit your video captions after they are automatically captioned.
- Presentation Slides Available