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Disability Services

Captioning Services

This accommodation may be provided to students who have a documented need for this service in order to have full access to information presented in classes and at university-sponsored co-curricular presentations and events. The provision of the service is a shared responsibility between the student, who must make their needs known, the faculty/staff member displaying the content, who must review media and request captioning as needed, and the university media/technical staff, who can facilitate the actual video/media captioning.

UW-Green Bay students who request captioned video/media must be registered with the Disability Services Office, where a determination is made that the accommodation is appropriate and needed. The Disability Services Office will work with faculty and technical staff to assure, within reason, that the media shown in the classroom will be captioned. Sufficient advance notice must be given to assure timely provision of this service.

Student Responsibility

  • Register with the Disability Services Office and complete an intake assessment.
  • Provide a copy of the semester class schedule at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  • Provide timely requests as far in advance as possible for other events where captioning may be required.

Disability Services Responsibility

  • Notify faculty of the need for captioning videos/media in their course.
  • Notify Media Services Office ensure the classrooms are equipped to display the captioning from the videos.

Faculty Responsibility

  • Review the video content displayed in their course to determine if the video material (VHS, DVD, Blu-ray) are captioned. Video content taken from the internet (YouTube, for example) is not always captioned and the insertion of captions may not be possible.
  • If the media is not captioned, faculty must provide the material(s) that need to be captioned two weeks in advance to Learning Technology Center (LTC). The LTC will work with an approved vendor to make the material accessible.