Captions Provide a Benefit for All Individuals
Stetson Law is committed to providing a more inclusive and accessible environment for our students, staff, faculty, and guests.
In 2017, EDUCASE review published a study entitled, A Rising Tide: How Closed Captions Can Benefit All Students. This study demonstrated how individuals with and without disabilities, including those for who English is a second language, benefit from the accessibility of captions.
Two key findings from this study showed that especially with today’s mobile technology, a majority of students use closed captions at least some of the time and approximately 90% of all students who use closed captions find them at least moderately helpful for learning in the areas of comprehension, accuracy, engagement, and retention.
Disability laws require that all videos on a public website must be accessible to all individuals, with or without a disability. Captioning your audio/video media is one way to ensure that your content is accessible to all.
Different captioning services are available based upon your audio/visual captioning needs. You must be an owner of the video to use these services.
If you found audio/video media clips from an internet search, please select a file from the internet that has already been captioned. If one is not available, please email [email protected] to discuss your needs.
If you are unsure what your captioning needs are or need assistance requesting captioning, please email [email protected].
To obtain budget approval for captioing please email the ADA Coordinator, Kathryn Pelham, [email protected] your request that includes:
- Date, Time, and Duration
- Intended Audience – is this a public-facing event? An event open to all students? Have you had a specific request for CART services?
- Whether you have budgeted for this expense and the FOAPL#.
**If you’ve already obtained approval, please forward that approval email with the FOAPL# to [email protected].