Captions for supplemental lecture videos can be requested through the McMaster Described Video and Captioning Request Form
Not sure where to submit your request? Take a look at our Captioning Resource List
Questions / help / guidance - all available at email@example.com
Captioning provides a transcription of the audio component of an audio or audio-visual program. Captions can either be open, displayed at all times, or closed, able to be turned on and off.
In North America, we call them captions, and you can find a small CC symbol, sometimes in the image of a TV screen. In Europe, captions are called subtitles, which are given the acronym SDH, Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; this too can be found on the back of a DVD case. These differ from North American subtitles, which provide a textual component of audio in another language.
80% of those who use captions don't have hearing loss.
Captions are useful in many ways:
|Length of Video
|3 - 5 minutes
|Auto-generated captions, with manual clean-up
|5 - 60+ minutes
Upload to Rev.com - if less than 60 minutes, returned within 24 hours - $1.25/minute USD
Built into the cost of producing all new videos and have captioned at the point of creation
|Need to get permission to caption, then provide a digital copy to Rev.com, as above
Automatic Speech Recognition transcripts available to all classes captured with Echo 360
Editing for classes where students with accommodations are registered
Described Video is the narration of the visual elements of an audio-visual program. This narration allows the listener to paint a mental picture of the setting. Videos that have been described will have a D with two semi-circles radiating from the round side of the D. This is the universal symbol for Described Video.
While Described Video is the process of adding narration after the material has been written, Integrated Described Video (IDV) includes the DV process into the scriptwriting process. It is part of the dialogue rather than narrated over the script. For more information, please see the links in the menu on the right.
Described Video is useful in many ways: