Providing closed captioned content is integral to Metropolitan State University's commitment to ensuring an accessible and inclusive experience for all students, employees, and the greater university community. Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning requires video to be captioned and have an available transcript before an accommodation request is made. Captioning and transcription extends far beyond compliance, however, it is a matter of best practice. Closed captioned content benefits all students, as it:
- it makes content searchable
- aids in learning for non-Native English speakers and visual learners
- allows users to view content in noisy environments
All video course content must provide ADA compliant captioning and transcription (99% accuracy). Do not use automatic captioning available through services such as YouTube without verifying accuracy.
The Center for Online Learning utilizes third-party vendors to create closed captioned content at no additional cost to the faculty. Captioning can be requested through the Captioning Request form on the Technology Services Service portal.