It is important that any audio or video you create is accompanied by a transcript.
The primary reason for doing this is to ensure that your materials meet the legal requirements for accessibility. It is important that no student is disadvantaged therefore alternative versions of audio and video are essential.
Where a script has been used in production it may be possible to use it to meet this requirement, where no script exists then a transcript will have to be created.
Where videos are used that include demonstrations or activities a text description should also be supplied.
The inclusion of transcripts and text descriptions are of benefit to all students and not only those with additional needs. The transcripts and text descriptions provide alternatives where a student is unable to access videos due to technological reasons and also allow choice for those who prefer to read content.
More advice and guidance on transcripts can be found on the uiAccess website.
All efforts have been made to ensure materials created by the EDU comply with current accessibility guidelines (JISC: Support for learners with disabilities).
If further assistance is required with accessibility matters please contact the student support section in your academic partner UHI: Accessing learner support.
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