Proactive Captioning for Online Courses

Minutes Captioned
Videos Captioned
2023 Total Online
Courses Captioned

7/15/2023 through 05/17/2023

The Center for Distributed Learning provides resources in order to create online accessible videos. Each year 10,000 minutes of closed captioning will be provided from July 15 until June 15 of the current fiscal year for online courses.

We understand the importance of making educational content accessible to all students, regardless of their hearing abilities. That’s why we are committed to providing high-quality, efficient, and affordable captioning services for UCF faculty. Our proactive captioning services can enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of your courses, improve student comprehension and retention, and ensure compliance with UCF’s Accessibility Policy (2-006). We invite you to explore our page to learn more about our proactive captioning services and how we can help you make a positive impact on the learning experience of your students. The goal of this service is to provide proactive captioning that benefits all students.

Timelines for Proactive Captioning Services

Our proactive captioning services aim to provide timely and accurate captions for your course content, but please note that turnaround time can range from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the complexity, length, and quantity of your media files. To ensure that captions are available when needed, we recommend requesting our services well in advance of when the course will be facilitated. This will allow ample time for our team to review and edit the captions for accuracy and quality.

Request Proactive Captioning Services Today

We invite UCF faculty to prioritize accessibility by utilizing our proactive captioning services. If you’re interested in requesting our services, please complete our online form to get started and ensure that all students have equal access to course content.

The Importance of Captioned Media in Education

Captioned media provides a wide range of benefits, particularly for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. By including captions in your course content, you can ensure that all students have equal access to information and can fully participate in the learning experience. Additionally, captions can help to improve comprehension and retention of material for all students, particularly for those who may be non-native speakers, have learning disabilities, or prefer visual learning. Captioned media also provides a valuable resource for reviewing and studying course content outside of the classroom, ultimately enhancing the overall educational experience for all students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about our proactive captioning services, please don’t hesitate to contact our team for support. Simply email us at the iDev Team