Your Options

  1. Voiced PowerPoints, lecture videos, Zoom session recordings: If you know you have a student with a hearing impairment, apprise Disability Services of your plans for video and voiced PowerPoint use in your online class before you begin creating video or audio. Students with hearing impairments will need a way to get the audio content of your video. Some options:
    1. Upload video to Panopto or Youtube, wait for them to populate the automatic captions, and edit them for accuracy. YouTube caption instructions. Panopto caption instructions.
    2. Provide a text equivalent of what you’re presenting in the audio portion of your PowerPoint. If you speak from a script, you can provide that script. If you don’t use a script, you could write one, but it needs to be accurate and complete.
  2. Video material with content that is not in the audio channel: If you know you have a student with a vision impairment, apprise Disability Services of your plans for video use in your online class before you begin creating or choosing video. Students with vision impairments will need a way to get the visual content of your video. This is only an issue if the audio track does not also contain the information in the visual track. For example, if you have a slide with a quotation on it and an audio track that says "please read the slide" your audio track does not contain the same information as the video track. In order to fully assess your needs if you have a student with a vision impairment, you will need to work with campus experts. This will be coordinated through Disability Services.