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1 CAPTIONING AND ADA COMPLIANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION Robbie Melton, Phillip Voorhees

2 ADA/504 Compliance Driving the conversation: Focus on Alternative Media & AT “Effective As” Communication “Substantially Equivalent Ease Of Use”

3 “Effective As” Communication Paul Grossman – California Community Colleges In construing the conditions under which communication is as effective as that provided to nondisabled persons, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has held that the three basic components of effectiveness are: timeliness of delivery, accuracy of the translation, and provision in a manner and medium appropriate to the significance of the message and the abilities of the individual with the disability

4 “Substantially Equivalent Ease Of Use” the DCL provides a functional definition of accessibility for students who are blind or have low vision. Under this definition, these students must be afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as sighted students. In addition, although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of students without disabilities, it still must ensure equal access to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology. The DCL uses the term “substantially equivalent ease of use” to describe this concept. Page 2, 2011 DCL/FAQ.

5 Alternative Media Formats Captioning Environments and types of delivery Standards Who should be captioning? Resources Alt Format Textbooks Attendee Survey The most meaningful resource Various Resources

6 Captioning Attendee Survey Environments and types of delivery Standards Who should be captioning? Resources

7 Environments and types of delivery Asynchronous Classroom/Lab Canned captioning Creator, Vendor, etc. Online Canned captioning Creator, Vendor, etc.

8 Environments and types of delivery Synchronous Classroom Broadcast/CART Canned captioning Hybrid Broadcast/CART Canned captioning Online Broadcast/CART Canned captioning

9 Standards WCAG 2.0 Captions (pre-recorded) equiv-captions.html Captions (Live) equiv-real-time-captions.html Described and Captioned Media Program

10 Who Should Be Captioning? We all should be captioning (distribution of resources)? Content creators Distance Learning/Instructional Technologist Disability Services Marketing PR Tech Center/College/University System

11 Star Trek! The wish for speech recognition lecture capture Some models use dictation to transcript to captioning software “accuracy of the translation” National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA) and the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) 98% accuracy on transcripts (industry standard)

12 Captioning Resources A State Model - High Tech Center Training Unit main.htm main.htm Vendors (content) Ask the content provider for captioning Vendors (aftermarket/outsourced production) Approved Captioning Service Vendors – DCMP Approved Captioning Service Vendors – DCMP YouTube Ready Qualified Captioning Vendors – DCMP YouTube Ready Qualified Captioning Vendors – DCMP

13 Captioning Resources Software Apps for Captioning ology/Wireless/47850-The-best-phone-captioning- apps-for-the-hearing-impaired ology/Wireless/47850-The-best-phone-captioning- apps-for-the-hearing-impaired MovieCaptioner Camtasia Studio captions.html captions.html

14 Alternative Media Formats Is the most meaningful resource a centralized source for captioning and alternative format textbooks?

15 Alt Format Textbooks Attendee Survey The most meaningful resource Adopting the current national model High Tech Center Training Unit Alternate MediaAlternate Media When will book vendors provide Alt Format? Various Resources

16 Alternative Format Resources Textbooks HTCTU Alternate MediaAlternate Media Alternative Text Resources - Boston University National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) TN LBPH American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Bookshare https://www.bookshare.org/

17 Alternative Format Resources Textbooks Bartleby Biblomania Classic Bookshelf The Internet Public Library Helpful Humanities Resources The University of Virginia's Electronic Text Collection

18 Alternative Format Resources Textbooks Online Books Page PennState's Online Book Page Project Guttenberg SafariX ePub

19 Free AT? Free v. Fee Software: Attendee survey Free magnification and screen reading simultaneously? (magnification with speech) System Access To Go & MS MagnifierSystem Access To Go Native or Third Party AT - there is a reason why it costs

20 AT Resources Free assistive technology RNIB Free assistive technology assistive-technology-tools-to-make.html assistive-technology-tools-to-make.html

21 News from CSUN Native or Third Party AT Web App or Platform App 508 and App development textHELP in Google Docs AccessNote AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind. AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind.

22 AT Apps – Robbie Melton


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