The University of Georgia and the Board of Regents are committed to providing accessible technology. This includes ensuring that all video course material is captioned and a transcript is available for audio course material.
To that end it is the responsibility of each department to ensure that all video material selected or created by the instructor is captioned and all audio material selected or created is transcribed. The Center for Teaching and Learning can provide assistance on how to create and use accessible multimedia.
The Disability Resource Center’s role is to ensure that the media used in the classroom is accessible for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Faculty will be notified by the DRC when a Deaf or hard of hearing student is enrolled in a course.
The Disability Resource Center can also provide resources for finding captioned media and transcripts for audio material. The Disability Resource Center does not provide support for materials created by departments or faculty.
Additionally, if students are asked to create video projects, they will also need to be captioned.
Sign language interpreters or C-Print captionists are not suitable substitutes for captioned media. An individual cannot adequately attend to both the video and interpreter/captionist simultaneously.
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