Captioning refers to adding subtitles to media and allows students that are deaf or hard of hearing to participate within an online or traditional classroom setting. Adding captions to your classroom can also be helpful with lesson comprehension, improve literacy, and increase vocabulary for all students. Captioning services are offered campus wide to faculty through the Malone Center to ensure that we stay in compliance with the ADA and Section 504. Media that can be submitted include, but are not limited to: DVD’s, Podcasts, and PowerPoint Presentation or Google slides with narration. In order to ensure that each request is fulfilled in a timely manner, each faculty member must submit a request no less than 3 weeks in advance from when the media it is needed. The Captioning Request form can be found under ‘Forms.’
Assistive Technology provides an accommodation for students that may require an alternative method of learning than what is typically provided in the traditional classroom. The Malone Center partners with Disability Support Services to ensure that each student registered for their services obtains the necessary software or assistive device needed to excel academically. We also provide software that can assist faculty with instruction, providing transcriptions of lectures, and adding narrations and quizzes to presentations, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking and Camtasia Studio. Each semester a workshop will be offered to catch a better glimpse into how each of these softwares can be beneficial to your classroom. Individual trainings are also available. For further information about captioning services or assistive technology, please contact Andrea Kennedy directly.