The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects the California State University’s (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities. This commitment is articulated in Executive Order 926 (EO 926), the CSU Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations:
“It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability.”
It Benefits All Users
Content that is designed accessibly also benefits people without disabilities, including people using mobile devices, older people, people with low literacy and people not fluent in the language, people with low bandwidth connections to the Internet, people using older technologies, and new and infrequent web users.
If you are planning on using a video in your course materials, there are several ways to ensure that it is captioned.
YouTube will attempt to automatically caption any video you upload. These automatic captions are generated using speech recognition technology and their quality will vary from video to video. As the video owner, you can edit the captions to improve accuracy, or remove them from your video if you do not want them to be available for your viewers.
YouTube also allows you to upload your own transcriptions and it will use the speech recognition technology to sync up the text to the video.
Captions can be added to videos you create in Camtasia Studio. You have the option to utilize the speech to text functionality to automatically caption your audio, to sync your transcript to the audio, or to manually add captions to your videos.
Camtasia for Mac
Camtasia for Mac allows you to add captions manually to your videos.
Humboldt State University is working on setting up captioning services with Automatic Sync. Details will appear here when a process is in place.