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Captioning: The Right Thing to Do is Becoming Easier

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Creating an inclusive environment for individuals with hearing impairment requires that we caption video content. In the past, the cost and time involved made it difficult to meet this very important need.

This year the Accessibility and Technology Team, a cooperative effort among ITSS, Disability Resources, Library, and Human Resources, has identified a service to make captioning feasible for just about any video that will go online.

Additionally, the EVCAA and VASSL have made funds available to accommodate identified individuals in courses for credit, so the cost of this service will not be a barrier for departments who are serving students with these needs.

This is an emerging service and we expect to make a tremendous amount of progress this year. Watch for more information soon.

For more about the service visit captioning.

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