Accessible Video Captioning for Distance Educat... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The utilization of video for distance education has become imperative in online learning programs. Video is an engaging medium creating conversation and community, but disabled students are shut out as accessibility issues arise. Captions are required for the deaf to follow spoken content of a video. Similarly, the blind require accessible text for screen readers. Knowing this, institutions of higher education face legal, functional, and ethical challenges when providing accessible video accommodations. In this session, 3Play Media will explain accessibility laws and legal requirements for students and staff, while Boston University’s (BU) Office of Distance Education covers institutional accessibility costs, derived benefits and best practices for accessible technologies." - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com