Video use in K12 schools is exploding, driven by the pervasive student use of smart phones, video dependent learning methods, reliance on software-based learning tools, and society’s growing reliance on video as a predominant communication medium. Schools are now challenged with updating old content and systems and managing new content to maintain compliance with web accessibility guidelines and federal laws, specifically the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines, sections 504 and 508 of Title II of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To help school leaders understand the issues surrounding video captioning compliance, SchoolTube has authored the White Paper: Video Captioning Compliance for K12 Schools . By downloading the White Paper you will learn:
- The history of closed captioning
- The Federal laws which mandate closed captioning
- Why, what, & where of closed captioning
- How to become video captioning compliant
- Resources & options for managing video captioning
Missing captioning or missing associated transcriptions on school-hosted or shared videos has become a main area of non-compliance. The risks of non-compliance are increasingly real, especially in the form of Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights complaints and lawsuits from private parties and disability focused associations.
Fortunately, appending captions on appropriate videos can be EASILY and ECONOMICALLY managed by currently available technology solutions. By following the steps outlined the Video Captioning Compliance for K12 School and by choosing a trusted K12-focused video management solutions partner, such as SchoolTube’s SuperView system, K12 school administrators can ensure web accessibility compliance and provide a much more enjoyable and educational environment for their students and stakeholders.