Videos cannot be shown without captions and audio descriptions in classes where a student with a registered disability is enrolled. Videos must be checked for captioning/audio-description or an appropriate accessible copy purchased prior to the start of the course. Captioning must be proofed because auto-captioning usually is not sufficient for deaf/hearing impaired students. Further, students who are deaf or hard of hearing must have text descriptions of all video content, not only the dialogue; students who are blind or visually impaired must have audio descriptions of all video content.

Captioning Resources

Captioning: Knowing How Free Online Course

This self-paced course is intended to increase understanding and awareness of multimedia accessibility and how to create your own captioned files.

Because accessibility work is a responsibility shared among campus citizens, learning skills such as captioning videos provides a critical foundation not only for faculty and staff, yet for everyone.

This course is set up in a “modules” format, delivering sections one at a time. Each module will contain subject content, video, assignments, and/or quizzes.

This course is a free course available via the Canvas LMS system.

Register for Captioning: Knowing How

This course has enabled open enrollment. Participants can self-enroll in the course with this URL:

Alternatively, participants can sign up at and use the following join code: HH4FN3

Captioning for LMS and Social Media

Tutorials for adding captions to videos in selected Learning Management Systems and Social Media Platforms. Access tutorials on the Accessible Media Services (AMS) webpage.

For More Information

For questions or additional information about captioning or audio descriptions, contact the Accessible Media Services office at