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Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning Advancement at LU

Closed captioning (CC) has been a huge focus for our institution these last few months as we’ve worked with IS, Legal, and our Schools to improving this accommodation. Elevating access through closed captioning has gained national attention this past year, and it is our goal to be in keeping with the ADA and the federal court based decisions regarding CC compliance. We have made recent major advancements implementing new technology, including auto captioning that is 92-95% accurate. Our closed captioning task force has worked diligently to develop policy and procedure that will establish greater access to all students, faculty, and staff that would benefit from this accommodation.

Commitment

Liberty University acknowledges, believes in, and supports the access to captioned media in a variety of educational, social, and public contexts. Providing this equal access is fundamental to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in order for them to obtain knowledge to participate and contribute to the Liberty University community and beyond.

LU is committed to adhering to the requirements of Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA of 1990.

In keeping with this commitment, it is the goal of all schools, departments, administrators, faculty, and staff to utilize only media products with open or closed-captioning accessibility and if not possible then to provide an alternate format such as a transcription.

Technology and Training

Kaltura continues to be our main platform for achieving accurate closed captioning for video-based content. Please visit LU’s Kaltura Training Page for in-depth videos on how to engage the technology and make your content accessible.

Policy and Procedure

Our Closed Captioning Policy and Procedure is in its final stages of approval and will be implemented over the coming semester. Once established, details will be posted here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to ODAS at ODAS@liberty.edu or call (434) 592-4016.