As many of you will know, new legislation relating to web accessibility is pending in Ontario. Part of this legislation relates to making some web content available in more than one format. This means that multimedia web content - audio or video files - must be accompanied by captioning and/or a transcript.
ITServices has partnered with an outside company, Automatic Sync Technologies, to introduce a pilot captioning service for the Queen's Community. If you have multimedia web content that you would like captioned, you can contact ITServices by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. ITServices will act as your liaison with Automatic Sync Technologies, and we will also assist you with uploading the captions to the Queen's streaming server. The video captioning service is open to all faculty, staff and students; however, we can only bill to Queen's account codes.
To learn more about web accessibility, please visit our new online Web Accessibility course in Moodle. (You can also view the Web Accessibility article in this newsletter to learn more about this course.)
Below is an example of a video that has been captioned using Automatic Sync Technologies:
If you have any questions about this service, please email email@example.com.
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