Kaltura and MediaSpace | Laws and Regulations | Accessibility matrix | Services and options | Creating accessible content
Question: I already created a series of audio presentations for my course. How do I arrange to have transcripts made?
- Option 1: Do it yourself. Type a transcript while listening to the presentation and then share with students.
- Option 2: Hire a service to create the transcripts. There will be a service fee and it will take time to create. Contact Instructional Design & Technology for assistance.
- Option 3: If an office assistant or work study is available, have them type up the transcript.
- Option 4: Ask for student volunteers as an extra credit project. Students would be immersed in the content while providing a valuable service to you and future students. For longer presentations, consider dividing the slides among several volunteers to ease the workload while broadening the learning experience.
During the planning process for an audio presentation, create a script for each slide. The script then becomes your transcript. To avoid sounding boring and monotonous, use the script as a guide rather than a verbatim translation. Transcripts don’t need to duplicate what is being said. Rather, a transcript should be sufficiently accurate to provide an equivalent experience to those unable to hear the audio presentation and the points being made.
Question. What about videos? How do I make those accessible?
Videos must be closed captioned. There are services that will do this. Contact Instructional Design & Technology for assistance.
Question: What if it is a video I didn't create?
Third party videos, those not created by you, may fall under copyright law and require due diligence before submitting for captioning. Before using such videos, determine whether a transcript exists by contacting the author or publisher. If a captioned version or transcript does not exist, ask for permission to create such a resource. Be sure to keep written copies of any permissions received.