Guidelines for Instructional Videos at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is committed to making every attempt to comply with the requirements of Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Guidelines to help Instructor choose appropriate videos to use in their courses.
In accordance with federal law it is the responsibility of all departments, administrators, faculty, and staff (whether shown in or outside of class) to utilize only video with closed-captioning, or subtitles, and/or provide an alternate format, such as a script.
Guidelines for using External Videos
Any Instructional video used in a Southwest Wisconsin Technical College course (whether shown in class or online) is required to have closed captioning. It is very important to take this into consideration when choosing videos created by external sources.
Youtube is great resource as it has built in automatic captioning for videos that are uploaded.
Note: Not all Youtube videos have closed captioning. On the bottom bar, look for the "Closed Captioning" icon "CC", if it is present the video contains closed captions.
Guidelines for Creating Videos
All Instructional videos created by Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Faculty/Staff are required to be closed captioned. The directions for submitting a video for closed captioning can be found at the link below.
Note: IAL (Innovative and Alternative Learning) will make every effort to have videos closed captioned within 7 business days of their submission.