As a content creator or owner it’s your responsibility to to ensure that the materials you provide as part of your course as accessible to every student in your “audience”.
Specifically, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all media used or purchased by public agencies receiving federal/state funds be accessible. This also applies to online videos. Not only does captioning videos ensure UT is in compliance with federal legislation, it also ensures that everyone has access to the content.
So, if you want to create or share a video with your class, how can you get started with captioning and / or transcription?
Captioning and Transcription Services is part of UT Libraries and can provide you with captioning and transcription of your material (usually) within a week and free of charge.
You can contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them in person in PCL 1.128.
To learn more about making your course materials more accessible, even if none of your students has a disability, visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.
And, if you have any questions or would like to work on getting materials in your Canvas course updated, don’t hesitate to contact me.