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The Future of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

In this webinar, Sean Zdenek will first focus on the hurdles and challenges of developing an infrastructure for closed captioning at the university level. He will then take a closer look at where closed captioning is going, focusing on the likely future requirements for, advancements in, and features of captioning.

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The Future of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

With recent lawsuits, evolving legal requirements, and continuous advancements in technology, the question of closed captioning in higher education is one that is on a lot of people’s minds. What does the future of captioning hold?

In this webinar, Sean Zdenek, author of the book Reading Sounds: Closed Captioned Media and Popular Culture and an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, will answer exactly that question. Given the legal landscape, he will first focus on the hurdles and challenges of developing an infrastructure for closed captioning at the university level. Sean will then take a closer look at where closed captioning is going, focusing on the likely future requirements for, advancements in, and features of captioning.

This presentation will cover:

  • Developing an infrastructure for captioning at the university level
  • Training faculty & addressing faculty resistance
  • Faculty response to new captioning mandates
  • Future requirements for captioning
  • Current & future advancements in closed captioning technology
  • Advanced features that make captioning beneficial to all users

Presenters

Sean Zdenek
Author, Reading Sounds | Associate Professor, Texas Tech University

Lily Bond (Moderator)
Director of Marketing | 3Play Media

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