“Captions are the textual representation of audio content in a video format, communicating spoken dialogue, sound effects, and speaker identification. Captions provide essential access for the more than 30 million Americans with a hearing loss. They also benefit emerging readers, visual learners, non-native speakers, and many others.” (National Deaf Center, 2021).
Types of Captions
- Video Closed Captions
- Live Captions
- On-site CART and Remote CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation)
- Automatic Captions – Note: Automatic captions are not sufficient to meet legal requirements for captioning on public facing content and/or for an accommodation request.
- All Public facing content (an event and/or content on Augsburg’s website) must be professionally captioned.
- If you receive an accommodation request for an internal event by an individual or through the CLASS Office, all videos (live and/or recorded media) for the event and/or for your course are required to be captioned.
- For internal videos for which no captions have been requested, captions are not legally required but are recommended as a best practice.