3Play Media Is an Approved Vendor for the DECT Grant for Participating CCC Schools
California Community College Systems
California Community College (CCCs) offers more than 10,000 online courses. In order to make these courses accessible to all students, as well as compliant with federal and state laws, these distance education classes need to provide captioning or transcriptions on at least some of their content.
With thousands of distance education courses, video content is undoubtedly a huge part of the CCCs coursework. As you might imagine, finding the budget to make that many videos accessible is a challenge. That’s where the DECT comes in! The Distance Education Captioning and Transcription grant provides CCCs with funding for live and time-synchronized captioning and transcription to “enhance access and inspire learning for students utilizing distance education.”
The funding provided by this grant supports captioning and transcription for online courses, as well as hybrid classes – which include both in-person and distance learning coursework – and on-campus classes that utilize distance methods of content delivery.
What Is DECT?
This program, which allows the State’s Chancellor’s office to pay for captioning, selects pre-approved vendors for the CCCs to work with to meet their captioning and transcription needs. 3Play Media is thrilled to be a pre-approved vendor for the California Community College System contract under the Distance Education Captioning and Transcription grant program.
The CCCs cover 2.1 million students attending 114 colleges, making the DECT grant an enormous feat in creating more accessible content. This program affords member colleges to utilize 3Play’s captioning and transcription services for eligible distance learning materials, and have it paid for directly by grant funds.
How to Apply for a DECT Grant Using 3Play Media
To request funding for your distance education captioning and transcription needs, you must fill out the DECT Application and Agreement, which can be found here. Be sure to include 3Play Media in the Vendor section, along with your quote.
The Distance Education Captioning and Transcription program has two different methods of funding. In order to use 3Play Media’s services, you must opt for Payment Method B, which allows colleges to use 3Play Media, as a pre-approved vendor. DECT will pay the 3Play directly through the grant funds.
Submitting the Form
You are required to email/fax in the Application and Agreement form and a vendor quote. Once signatures are in place, DECT will email back copies with a Project # indicating that the request for funding has been granted, and will cc 3Play Media.
After the captioning or transcription services have been completed, 3Play Media will email the invoice directly to DECT to have the invoice approved by the college.
Did You Know? Audio Description Is Required by Law
We know that it’s hard to keep up with the ever-changing accessibility laws and how they apply to rapidly evolving technology and media. But just because it’s hard to keep up, doesn’t mean that you’re exempt from providing the necessary accommodations. As…
White Paper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education
We understand that developing accessibility policies at institutions of higher learning can be a difficult process. This is why we made it our mission to create the definitive guide to establishing an accessible infrastructure at your college or university, the Roadmap to…
The ADA and Online Video Captioning Standards
Download the Brief: How the ADA Impacts Video Accessibility In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed to accolades. For the first time ever, disabled individuals were not excluded from participation in essential everyday activities. Before this, buildings were not legally…