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Captions – Not Just for Hearing Impairments

Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by Alissa Evans

The BBC completed a study through their communications department that looked at the variations and characteristics of people that utilize closed captions on television. Research showed that of the 7.5 million people that use closed captions, 6 million of them do not have any kind of hearing impairment. (more…)

Great Resources on Copyright and Fair Use

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by annek

I spend a lot of my time reading about how copyright law affects higher education and particularly online courses and I am always on the lookout for resources to help make the explanation easier for instructors. (more…)

Tech Tips: Adding Captions to A YouTube Video

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by annek

Many online instructors want to add a link to YouTube video into their class. Which is fine as long as (more…)

Now Available: Captioning Service for Online & Hybrid Courses at Ole Miss

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by parishwetabhatt

The Office of Online Design & eLearning (ODeL) has partnered with 3Play Media to make captioning and transcription services available to the University of Mississippi. (more…)

Set Extended Time Test for Students with Disabilities

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Wan Latartara

Every semester our office receives a number of accommodation requests for students with disabilities. The most requested accommodation is extended time–time and a half of original time allowed for the test. (more…)

Describing Images to People with Visual Impairments

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by Wan Latartara

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define “vision impairment” to mean that a person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal level.” Vision impairment can result from a variety of conditions, injuries, or eye diseases. (more…)