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Video Production Guidelines

Find answers-- and people/offices who can provide answers-- to your questions about the use of films and videos at UTEP.

Campus ADA Policies + Video

From UTEP's Official Captioning Policy:

  • The University is committed to adhering to the requirements of Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Provide equal access to videos, movie clips, DVDs, and films (whether shown in class or assigned outside of class, shown at a University event, or used to promote the University) by using products with open or closed-captioning, or subtitles.
  • In accordance with federal law it is the responsibility of all colleges/departments, administrators, faculty, and staff to utilize only media products with open or closed-captioning, or subtitles, and/or provide an alternate format, such as a script.

Procedure for Complying w/ New Video/DVD/Film Releases

It is the responsibility of the college/department, administrators, faculty and staff to:

  1. Purchase and use captioned videos/DVDs/films for teaching purposes in their assigned classroom and/or college/department or University-sponsored event;
  2. Substitute a video/DVD/film with captioning in the place of an older version without captioning;
  3. Update all video/DVD/film stock to include only those with captioning; and
  4. Create captions for any University-created video.

(via UTEP Captioning Policy)

Procedure for Complying with Non-captioned Video/DVD/Film Releases

It is the responsibility of the college/department, administrators, faculty and staff to:

  1. Transition their media materials into captioned and accessible products for all;
  2. Inquire in the Media & Microforms area of the Library to determine if the University has a captioned version;
  3. Seek an alternative video/DVD/film with closed-captioning;
  4. Make a determination if the video/DVD/film is essential to a course or if it may be deleted from a syllabus; or
  5. Offer an alternative assignment to a student in place of viewing a non-captioned video/DVD/film.

(via UTEP Captioning Policy)

  • ⬇ see below for resources to help you caption your own videos ⬇

Caption Your Videos

Below are resources to help you create high-quality, DIY captions for your original videos.

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