You’ve probably seen captioning on videos, televised shows, and even audio files. But you may not be aware that captions can provide tremendous benefits in the classroom:
- Captions make the content of audio-visual materials accessible to all learners, such as those with auditory processing disorders or who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
- Students who speak English as a second language can more quickly understand material in a written format (captions) than an oral format (audio).
- Comprehension, retention, and grade point averages (!) increase when students view media that includes captioning.
As part of our commitment to creating an educational environment that is accessible to all learners, we encourage RIT students to provide captioning for audio-visual media they use in class presentations.
These instructions can help you create captioning for audio-visual materials you produce or use in your class presentations. You may also work with your instructor to request captioning services from the Academic Technology and Media Services department in The Wallace Center.
If you plan to request captioning services, allow a minimum of one week for the captioning to be completed.