Captioning and Transcription for Online Materials

Last revised: 10/01/2019 by dsm.


This article explains the responsibility and technical and fiscal support for the creation of accessible audio and video content for online courses.

Title 5 of Americans with Disability Act (ADA) clarifies that online courses must meet the requirements of the ADA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Distance education means instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through the assistance of communication technology. All distance education is subject to the general requirements of this chapter as well as the specific requirements of this article. In addition, instruction provided as distance education is subject to the requirements that may be imposed by the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §12100 et seq.) and section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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