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Flipped Classroom Resources: Accessibility

Accessibility

This guide has information and resources for making videos accessible to students with accessibility challenges..

Equal access for all is in order when making a video for the flipped classroom.  Accommodations must be made for students with vision, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments or learning differences.  Not only is it the right thing to do,  it is the law!  

Guidelines and Standards

Some considerations when you are creating your video:

Closed captioning There are several benefits from using closed captioning:

  • Better comprehension  Non-native English speakers will understand the video better when text is provided. It improves accessibility for deaf or hard of hearing students.
  • Better focus  Text provides a visual focus while the lecture plays.
  • Better retention Students with certain learning styles or learning differences absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.
    • students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.

     

    - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sth
    • students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.

     

    - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpuf
    • students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.

     

    - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpuf
    • students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.

     

    - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpuf
    • students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.

     

    - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpufv
    • students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly.

     

    - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpuf

CUNY Assistive Technology Services

http://www2.cuny.edu/accessibility/content/videos/#video_captioning_tools

This link explains the commitment to providing students, faculty and staff with the necessary information and technology to access all of CUNY's resources in accordance with CUNY's Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination. 

Captioning for videos makes them accessible to those with the above-mentioned disabilities but to the general population as well.  Students who are learning a new language, who don't have headphones or who are in a noisy area benefit from the captioning. 

There are also three drop downs explaining:

  • The Media Accessibility Project (MAP)  to help make audio/visual content accessible to all students.
  • Video Captioning Tools such as YouTube, MovieCaptioner, Amara and Overstream
  • Captioning Guidelines

Helpful Links

students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly. - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#stha
students with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly. - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpufstudents with certain learning disorders (or simply different learning styles) absorb information better when speech is reinforced in writing. A video with captions achieves that instantly. - See more at: http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/09/02/the-importance-of-captioning-videos-for-the-flipped-classroom/#sthash.2N5cHl26.dpuf

Accessibility