MnSCU Captioning Symposium April 8th, 2016
A free captioning symposium “Closed Captioning Requirements for Institutions of Higher Education: It Takes a Village” will be offered on Friday, April 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Participants can attend either in person at Anoka-Ramsey Community College or remotely via webinar. Please see the attached document for more details and registration information.
Join many of your MnSCU colleagues for an exciting day that promises to be a significant first-attempted cross- institution, cross-role discussion on this important and complex topic related to captioning course videos.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system has a current project underway to explore options used by MnSCU institutions for the provision of transcription and captioning services for teaching and instructional purposes. The ad hoc group working on this project, facilitated under the Academic and Student Affairs Technology Council, includes faculty, IT and design staff, disability services staff, and support staff from 17 MnSCU campuses.
One of the work group’s objectives was to make available a clear understanding about the statutes that guide captioning requirements to assist MnSCU institutions understand their obligations and responsibilities with regard to course-based captions. Several resources including MnSCU General Counsel, will be addressing this topic and available for questions.
Equally as important, you will hear from MnSCU and other higher education colleagues who are already making successful headway in captioning course videos. The theme for the day “It Takes a Village to Caption Videos” implies that effective campus collaboration and strategy is at the core of successful captioning practices. This day offers the opportunity for campuses to begin a dialogue with others throughout the state and share resources in a forum dedicated specifically to the topic of captioning.