Upcoming Webinars: Implementing Universal Design & Closed Captioning Standards
Updated: January 4, 2018
The prevalence of online video has led to an incredible virtual library of resources on pretty much every topic you could imagine. With this virtual library comes responsibility: because 19% of the US population has a disability, there are many laws that dictate accessibility requirements for video content. We will be discussing several ways to make your online courses and video content more accessible in our upcoming webinars: first, we’ll cover the importance of following closed captioning best practices and standards, presented by DCMP; second, we’ll discuss how to apply the principles of universal design to create accessible course content. You can register for these webinars by following the links below.
October 22, 2015 at 2pm – 3pm ET
In this webinar, Jason Stark from the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) and Cindy Camp from Pepnet 2 will go over DCMP’s captioning guidelines and preferred techniques that will help you produce captions that are accurate, consistent, clear, readable, and equal.
November 5, 2015 at 2pm – 3pm ET
Accessibility is a critical component of any online learning content. With legal requirements stronger than ever, colleges and universities must find tangible ways to improve their web accessibility. This webinar will discuss how the principles of universal and inclusive design can be applied to the online learning environment, with a particular focus on the accessibility of course content and materials.
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Study Highlights: Implementation of and Solutions for Closed Captioning in US Institutions of Higher Education
Most colleges and universities in the US are legally required to provide closed captioning on many of their videos. Despite the laws, many institutions of higher education struggle to implement closed captioning practices. The national research study, Implementation of and Solutions for…