When ordering videos for your department/classes, these must be captioned. Why? Accessibility standards, commonly referred to as 508 requirements, are federal law. When developing your own material or using web-based material with your classes or websites, consider that you should provide an alternate content version (text file or transcript) of your material depending upon the following factors:
If you can answer yes to any of the above 3, then you should have the video captioned, transcribed, or alternate text provided.
Additional streaming services are provided through 3C Media Solutions (one of the Sidekick services provided by CCC system), which also provides a link to request for a video to be captioned. DVC can also help to complete this request. Contact Christine Wasmund at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
As stated on page 13, Basic Requirements for Providing Access, of the Chancellor’s Office California Community Colleges' Distance Education: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities, August 1999:
"7. After the adoption date of these guidelines, any distance education courses, resources or materials purchased or leased from a third-party provider or created or substantially modified "in-house" must be accessible to students with disabilities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the instructional activity or result in undue financial and administrative burdens on the district."