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Welcome to Closed Captioning

In conjunction with our friends at Disability Resource Center, TSS is happy to offer Closed Captioning. Currently there are two captioning units which use Rapid Text software to caption video tapes in the media resource video collection.

All closed-captioning services must be arranged through Disability Resource Center (DRC). Faculty members who require closed-captioning for a video program to be viewed by a hearing impaired student must submit a Caption Request Form (one for each videotape) at least two weeks in advance to DRC. Caption Request Forms will be distributed at the beginning and end of each semester, and additional forms will be available in the DRC office. Faculty may submit their requests to DRC at any time during the semester.

All captioned videotapes are catalogued by the Library/Learning Resources and are included in the library catalog, LAMP. Faculty should confirm that a captioned version of the videotape does not exist before submitting a Caption Request Form to DRC. Captioned videotapes in LAMP have a subject heading entitled “Video recordings for the hearing impaired.”

Captioning Computer MonitorDistrict-produced, closed-captioned videotapes are only to be used to support and meet ADA requirements by fulfilling the needs of hearing impaired students. A district-produced, closed-captioned videotape is considered a supplement to the original videotape and should not be thought of as a second copy of the original. These supplemental, closed-captioned videotapes are only circulated for use by and for the hearing impaired.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat to view the Caption Request form, you can download a copy from Adobe's website.