Accessibility Strategies and Resources
ADA Statement for Syllabus
Faculty should use the following statement in their syllabus:
Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Middle Tennessee State University is committed to campus access in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any student interested in reasonable accommodations can consult the Disability & Access Center (DAC) website and/or contact the DAC for assistance at 615-898-2783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpful Tip Of The Week
Do not forget to include a transcript when providing information through audio only - a podcast, for instance. A transcript can be self-generated or a vendor can be used. The university does not have an official vendor for this service; however, the same vendor the university uses for video captioning, Cielo24, can also provide transcripts - contact the Center for Educational Media for more information on working with Cielo24.
Transcripts can be helpful when captioning the videos you are creating since it gives you a script to use when establishing the captions in your videos. Transcripts can be a good fiscal choice. The cost for video captioning is greater than the cost for a transcript and having a script is the biggest hurdle to cross when attempting to caption one's own videos. So, it may be worth considering a professional transcript and then "do it yourself" captions for a video that you were planning to send off for captioning.
Transcripts are NOT a reasonable alternative to captioning videos, however. If everyone who visits your website attends your event, or is in your class watching a video, asking someone to read a transcript is not an equivalent experience (to captioning).