Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching

Captioning and Assistive Technology


Captioning refers to adding subtitles to media and allows students that are deaf or hard of hearing to participate within an online or traditional classroom setting. Adding captions to your classroom can also be helpful for lesson comprehension, improving literacy, and increasing vocabulary for all students. Captioning services are offered campus wide to faculty through the Malone Center to ensure that we remain in compliance with the ADA and Section 504. Media that can be submitted include, but are not limited to: DVDs, Podcasts, and PowerPoint Presentation or Google slides with narration. In order to ensure that each request is fulfilled in a timely manner, each faculty member must submit a request no less than 3 weeks in advance from when the media is needed. The Captioning Request form can be found below.

Average Time for Captioning Request Completion

Audio Length and Time to Complete: 10 minutes 2-3 days 30 minutes 2-4 days 1 hour 4-7 days 2 hours 7-14 days This projection is based on the time that the project is started. All projects are placed in a queue that could add 2 to 3 weeks to the time for completion.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology provides an accommodation for students that may require an alternative method of learning than what is typically provided in the traditional classroom. The Malone Center partners with Disability Support Services to ensure that each student registered for their services obtains the necessary software or assistive device needed to excel academically. We also provide software that can assist faculty with instruction, providing transcriptions of lectures, and adding narrations and quizzes to presentations, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking and Camtasia Studio. Each semester a workshop will be offered to catch a better glimpse into how each of these softwares can be beneficial to your classroom. Individual trainings are also available. For further information about captioning services or assistive technology, please contact the Malone Center directly.

Captioning Request