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  1. page home edited Welcome to the Regis University Accessibility Wiki ... accessible content. What is accessi…

    Welcome to the Regis University Accessibility Wiki
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    accessible content.
    What is accessibility?
    Accessibility involves two key issues: how users with disabilities access electronic information and how web content designers and developers enable web pages to function with assistive devices used by individuals with disabilities.
    For the user with a disability, the challenge is to identify tools that provide the most convenient access to web-based and other electronic information. For the web content designer/developer, the challenge is to remove the obstacles that prevent accessibility tools from functioning effectively. In many cases, these challenges are relatively simple to overcome, but sometimes the solutions require some additional thought and effort.*
    Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities. For example, a key principle of Web accessibility is designing Web sites and software that are flexible to meet different user needs, preferences, and situations. This flexibility also benefits people without disabilities in certain situations, such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with "temporary disabilities" such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to aging.
    *http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/gettingstarted.html
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php

    At any time you may contact Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) for guidance and assistance idt@regis.edu
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    designed for Regis faculty and
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    accessible content.
    Contact IDT

    What is accessibility?
    At any time you may contact Instructional Design & Technology (IDT)
    for guidance
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Tuesday, September 16

  1. page Services & Options edited For general assistance and guidance for accessible course content please contact idt@regis.edu Co…
    For general assistance and guidance for accessible course content please contact idt@regis.edu
    Consider the following methods for captioning and transcription
    Automatic Sync.com
    3PlayMedia
    a student worker
    YouTube
    DP Captioning & Multimedia Solutions (Debbie Risk)
    Analysis of these methods
    Services available
    Convenience
    Integrated with Kaltura?
    Pricing
    AutomaticSync
    Video Captioning, audio transcripts
    *if you have a narrated lecture (presenter or articulate) the audio file must be pulled and submitted as mp3.
    Upload at their website the actual media file. Standard turnaround 3 days although at times I’ve received quicker turnaround. Rush processing available at an extra cost.
    Not quite yet, but they are working on it.
    Captioning with existing transcript: $1.15 minute
    transcript only: $1.55 minute
    captioning and transcript: $2.70 minute
    (5 minute minimum charge)
    3PlayMedia
    Video Captioning, audio transcripts, interactive scripts
    (Note: 3PlayMedia is the only service out there that provides interactive transcription)
    Upload at their website- soon we’ll be able to point to an uploaded Kaltura video instead of reuploading.
    Yes it is integrated and they are still improving the integration
    RHCHP has 10 hours that was purchased by IT.
    $150 hour (no minimum charge)
    They are not able to do a price break for captioning if the transcript already exists.
    Work Study
    Transcripting only- but for Adobe Presenters as well
    On average:
    20 minute Presenter file= 2 hours
    30 minute video=3 hours
    Per hourly wages
    YouTube
    captioning
    transcription creation from YouTube is NOT Recommended! The method in which they do the transcription is TERRIBLE.HOWEVER- if you already have a transcript and you just need the captioned file, with a little monkeying around you can send it through YouTube and generate the caption file with success.
    n/a
    FREE
    DP Captioning & Multimedia Solutions
    (Debbie Risk)
    transcription, captioning
    AND
    narrated PPTs
    DP Captioning & Multimedia Solutions provides high-quality closed captioning, subtitling (SDH), and video description and has been performing these essential services since 1992. DP surpasses national captioning/description standards to better meet the needs of persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, use English as a Second Language (ESL), blind, or visually impaired. DP is an Approved Captioning and Description Service Vendor for the Described and Captioned Media Program in cooperative agreement with the National Association of the Deaf and U.S. Department of Education. DP is also qualified by DCMP as a YouTube-Ready Caption Vendor.
    No,
    it varies, bulk pricing for projects are available.
    Transcription only= approx. 1.50 minute
    Captioning can range from $3 to $5 a minute.
    General recommendations
    If you only need transcription for a narrated presenter (PPT) then the easiest service to hire would be DP Captioning & multimedia solutions. Of all the services they are the only place that can do the transcription from a link to the published file from our server.
    If you have a video that needs captioning, the most robust and easiest option is 3PlayMedia. They are integrated with Kaltura. They are also the only service that provides an interactive transcript/caption file.
    If you had a podcast or plain audio file that needed transcript only, the most effective choice would be Autosync because of their reasonable price.
    If money was an issue and time was not a factor than perhaps a student worker or assistant could transcribe the video and then utilize YouTube to generate the caption file.

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  2. page Kaltura & MediaSpace edited ... What assignments can students create using video? Consider holding office hours incorporating…
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    What assignments can students create using video?
    Consider holding office hours incorporating video conferencing software such as Microsoft Lync.
    Necessary equipmentEquipment that you might use to create video
    Smartphone
    Webcam
    Tablet
    Video Camera
    Flip cam
    Please contact Learning TechnologiesContact IDT for assistance.guidance. idt@regis.edu
    Expectations of Students
    Objective
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  4. page Video and Audio edited ... Closed Captioning is when the textual component may be toggled on or off by the user. Open cap…
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    Closed Captioning is when the textual component may be toggled on or off by the user. Open captioning is when it is on and the user may not toggle it off.
    Benefits of Captioning
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    being said.
    How to create captioning
    Contact IDT for assistance. idt@regis.edu
    Transcription
    Transcription is a written text script to accommodate any voice over. (for example, a podcast or a narrated PowerPoint.)
    It will save you some time if you create the transcript at that same time you create the presentation, rather than waiting until the last minute when you discover that you must accommodate a student based on an accessibility request via the office of disability.
    Take a look at this helpful article with more hints for timing on providing transcription.
    http://www.evengrounds.com/blog/when-should-you-provide-transcription
    One key thing to remember about transcripts is that it could provide an enhanced benefit for all of your students. Transcripts are useful for printing and using as notes or studying. Transcripts can be very helpful if a person is experiencing technical difficulties with their speakers as well.

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  5. page Video and Audio edited Captioning Accommodations for Video and Audio Captioning {cc.jpg} Captioning is basicall…
    Captioning
    Accommodations for Video and Audio

    Captioning {cc.jpg}
    Captioning
    is basically
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    is timed (synched)(synchronized) with the
    Closed Captioning is when the textual component may be toggled on or off by the user. Open captioning is when it is on and the user may not toggle it off.
    Benefits of Captioning
    .....The biggest benefit is to accommodate those who are deaf or hard of hearing and that they may understand what is presented in a video format. A secondary benefit is for people who are not able to turn up the volume or perhaps do not want to disturb others around them when watching the video (i.e. loud crowded place, sleeping baby, library etc). Some viewers may wish to read along while listening to enhance their understanding of what is being said.
    How to create captioning
    OPTION 1: Your option to obtaining a captioned file could be to either send a full transcript to AutoSync with the video so they can time it out. (Pros: quick and easy, the cost is a little less then if you didn't have a transcript, Cons: still not free)
    OPTION 2: You can send the video to AutoSync and pay
    Contact IDT for them to create both the transcript and captioning file. (Pros: quick and easy, Cons: costs more)
    OPTION 3: You could post the video on YouTube then generate the free caption file (which is awful for transcripting but great for time stamping) and then you can use that file to correct the actual transcript and retain the time stamps. (Pros: Free, Cons: Time consuming)
    assistance. idt@regis.edu
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  8. page Laws and Regulations edited Understanding the laws and regulations The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Sec…
    Understanding the laws and regulations
    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that qualified individuals with disabilities be provided equal access to programs, services, or activities.
    ADAAA The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA): This was revised March 15, 2011 to clarify and widen the definition of "disability" therefore more people may be covered under the ADA.
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    Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. 508 is basically a set of guidelines (best practices) with website usability.
    Title III- equal rights and access to services, programs, library etc. (This includes online services, access, online programs/classrooms) Especially those services, websites etc that are available to the public at large)
    21st Century Communications Act
    In addition to the other laws and acts that support equal rights for persons with disabilities the new 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act is on it's way to enactment. The president signed the bill on Oct.8, 2010.
    Basically, this Act establishes new 'safeguards' or standards so that the new generation of technology (especially around video and web-based communications) are produced in a way that is accessible to persons with disabilities. The act has been referred to as the
    Here is a link from the National Association of the Deaf that goes into much more detail about the Act.
    http://www.nad.org/issues/civil-rights/communications-act/21st-century-act

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