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Policy Update: Video Captioning

Over the past five years, the tools for providing captioning of video have greatly improved and the costs of captioning have decreased greatly. Because of our commitment to Goal 2 of the UMD Strategic Plan, we must provide captioning for most videos that we use in instruction and communications.

UMD has adopted this Policy on Captioning of Video as well as providing a Captioning Service. Funding will be provided to caption videos in courses identified by Disability Services as including a student that needs this accommodation. We encourage everyone who provides video to be aware that your audience might include someone who would benefit from captioning. Captioning is the right thing to do.

For greater awareness, please watch the following video.