It is important to create transcripts or descriptions any time audio or video are used to deliver educational material.

The primary reason for this is in order to meet the legal requirements for accessibility. It is important that no students are disadvantaged, therefore text versions of video and audio content provide and alternative means of accessing the material.

Transcripts should include all teaching content. If you have used a script in the production of your audio or video, then this can be shared to meet this need. In other situations, a transcript will have to be made. Where videos that include demonstrations or activities, a text description should be supplied.

The inclusion of transcripts and text descriptions provide benefits to all students, not just those with additional needs. The transcripts and text descriptions provide alternatives to those who are unable to access videos for technological reasons and also allow those who prefer to read content a more suitable method of delivery.

More on transcripts

More advice and guidance on transcripts can be found on the uiAccess website.

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