You're Legally Required to Caption Videos: Where Do You Start?

Tuesday, October 15 | 3:15PM–4:00PM CT | W196b, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Universities have a legal obligation to accommodate individuals with disabilities, including those who are deaf and hard of hearing who require captions, or are blind and visually impaired and might require descriptive video. But how do you keep your potentially overwhelming costs of accommodation under control? This interactive workshop will help to ensure you have the right tools to accomplish this, and meet your legal obligations. We will offer a strategy to help your institution determine where to start on your captioning journey. We will also share the results of a multi-campus survey regarding institutional video captioning, to illustrate how to prioritize your content. Lastly, we will provide an overview of free tools for captioning and description.

Outcomes: Leave with a plan to approach captioning large amounts of video * Understand best times to use descriptions with video and how to caption them * Learn about affordable plans and tools to make campus videos more accessible for everyone


  • Jen Bellenger

    Change & Engagement Lead, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lucy Greco

    Web Accessibility Evangelist, University of California, Berkeley

Resources & Downloads

  • Youre Legally Required to Caption Your Videos Where Do You Start

    Updated on 6/20/2024