University of Arizona Video Captioning Guidelines

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University of Arizona Video Captioning Guidelines

To: Campus Community


Disability Resource Center

Subject: University of Arizona Video Captioning Guidelines

Date: October 5, 2022

University of Arizona Captioning Guidelines 

The University is committed to creating accessible and inclusive experiences for all students, faculty, staff and visitors; please be advised that affordable, professional video captioning services are available for University departments to ensure their content is captioned.  

To meet this important goal, departments must caption: 

  • Videos posted on public department webpages or social media and video channels.
  • Videos that will be shown at a workshop or event without an RSVP process. 

Departments are strongly encouraged to caption: 

  • Content that requires a NetID for access.
  • Non-public facing content that is not mandatory for students or employees.   

Auto-generated captions 

Machine-generated auto-captions/transcripts are beneficial in many circumstances, however, they are not accurate enough to be ADA-compliant

Disability-related accommodations 

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) will continue to provide captioning support for all disability-related accommodation requests for classes and events requiring an RSVP.  

Attend a Demo 

View the list of contracted University of Arizona vendors for pricing information and sign up for an upcoming demo to learn how to get your videos captioned. 



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