Accessing Higher Ground

Event Date: November 12, 2018

Captioned Media Developing a Systematic Approach that Meets the Needs of Your Institution, Stephanie Zito and Dave Litman; November 12-16, 2018

Presentation Summary:  Recently, captioned media has become a topic of focus for higher education institutions due to the increased technology demands including archived lecture videos, pre-recorded lectures for online courses, and online media content used in the classroom. Recent litigation has emphasized institutions have a responsibility to both the campus community and the general public in regards to video accessibility. This presentation will focus on various models of campus captioning policies and strategies to streamline the process.

Recommended Resources: Why Captions Provide Equal AccessCreating Offline CaptionsDemystifying Assistive Listening Devices, Dave Litman and Stephanie Zito; November 12-16, 2018

Presentation Summary:  Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can improve access to speech perception for deaf students who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. This presentation will provide an overview of ALD technologies through an interactive demonstration, review best-practices for supporting the use of ALDs on campus, and discuss ways to support student self-advocacy.

Recommended Resources: Assistive Listening Systems: An IntroductionAssistive Listening Systems: Choosing the Right Technology for Your CampusCochlear Implants: An IntroductionVisual Fire AlarmsEquitable Access Guide (Second Edition), Interactive Process Tools (Checklist and Sample Interview Questions)

Related Events

This image shows a woman smiling with her hands in the air. She seems to be throwing confetti in the air. She is wearing a dark green jacket.

Celebrate Deaf Women: A Discussion About Navigating Barriers and Building Success

March 30, 2021
This image shows three women formally dressed sitting on tall stools and appear to be talking to a group of women audience in front of them. This looks like a small office environment. There are two big windows with white curtains behind the women sitting on the stools.

#DeafSuccess in Times of Uncertainty: Lessons from NDC’s Deaf Student Panel

June 29, 2021
This is a rectangular image capturing the reflection of Cathedral Rock in pools of captured rainwater in the area known as Secret Slick Rock in Sedona, Arizona. The iconic Cathedral Rock formation towers majestically in the background, mirrored perfectly in the still water below. The red rock formations, serene water, and natural beauty of the location combine to create a captivating and tranquil scene.

Arizona Transition Conference

August 27, 2018

Need Help?

Fill out this form to get help from the NDC team.  Can’t see the form below? Click here to contact the NDC team.