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Classroom Media Playback accessibility


From: Laurie Kamrowski
Date: Aug 12, 2019 10:49AM

I tried to google this topic but I don't even know where to start. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

I work at a college and we are trying to ensure that we are accessible as
possible, not just meeting criteria. We currently have a media library of
various films, documentaries, etc... for viewing anywhere on campus, but we
were told that we had to have all titles with the subtitles burned into the
file themselves. That's not difficult for us, but if we do that - we can
only burn them in with one language, typically English. However, if we
don't burn the titles in directly, so that we can actively switch between
any language on the fly - we were told that this would fail accessibility
criteria. Like I said, we're trying to meet the needs of any and every
student that we can, and it seems counter intuitive to directly burn the
subtitles into the the playback.

Thank you so much,

Laurie Kamrowski
Mid Michigan College