The keys to unlocking barriers to learning


In order to add accessible captions to your video, you'll need to have an accurate transcript of the program.  With a transcript, timing information is added to create a caption file.  While creating a transcript is often time consuming and error-prone for people who aren’t transcriptionists, there are some different options available to KU content creators to assist in making accessible multimedia.

  • If you don’t have a transcript for your video, consider making one. If the video is not terribly long, can you create it yourself? If not could you possibly use a Teaching Assistant or student worker to create it for you? Remember the transcript itself can be an excellent resource to share with your students.
  • Remember you can always use one of the approved vendors if you have the funds to pay for a professional to create the transcript.
  • Once you have a transcript of the video, contact the Media Production Studio at or 864-6452, and they can assist with syncing the transcript to your video to create the captioning required.

Academic, Employment and Public Accommodations

The University of Kansas is committed to providing an open and accessible academic and work environment. For information on accommodations, please contact the departments below:

Academic Accommodation
Academic Achievement and Access Center facilitates appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to provide each qualified student with a disability equitable access to educational, social and career opportunities at KU. Learn more...

Employment and General Accommodation
The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access works to enhance and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas. Learn more...

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