As part of the University of Alabama’s Technology Accessibility Initiative, the Faculty Resource Center’s Emerging Technology and Accessibility team administers grants to caption and/or transcribe UA-owned video and audio.
Grants cannot be used for course materials or commercial content and do not replace or affect captioning services provided through the Office of Disability Services. Instructors and campus areas should ask for captioned versions of films or commercial content used in academic settings. UA Libraries has many captioned videos available in the Music Library and via video databases.
Grants may be used to caption and/or transcribe video and audio that will be 1) shared publicly on behalf of the University of Alabama or one of its programs or 2) shared campus-wide or with an entire area (program, college, department).
The following criteria can be used to prioritize captioning efforts and use of grant funds:
We are currently piloting a captioning grant project for recordings housed in Tegrity.
Typically, these grants are reserved for recordings that will be reused by another course or section, or in a future semester. Grants are also more likely to be rewarded is the course has a large number of students.
To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.