Video and audio content counts as “time-based media” under the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (PSBAR). City has a legal requirement and responsibility to do what we can to provide corrected captions for all such media.
Below is our approach for our educational platforms for the academic year 2022 to 2023:
You can request caption correction for MediaSpace videos on the IT Self Service Portal.
You will need to provide the following information to help the team process your request.
Recorded multimedia generally falls into two categories:
We recommend uploading all video and audio content to Kaltura MediaSpace (or MyMedia within Moodle) and then linking your resources to your modules. If you need further information on this, here is our guide to adding multimedia to Moodle. This will allow students to stream your media resources whilst also being able to view captions.
Three steps to accessible pre-recorded media:
Three steps to accessible recordings of live media:
You can integrate Zoom and Echo360, allowing you to automatically copy your Zoom Cloud recordings to Echo360
This will make your online lecture recordings available to students in a consistent location on the relevant Moodle module. An automated transcript will be uploaded from Zoom. Captions will be automatically applied to recordings copied to Zoom from Friday 4th November 2022. For earlier Zoom recordings, follow our guidance on applying your transcripts as closed captions.
Lexdis (n.d.) ‘PSBAR Scope’ in Accessible Technology for Learning [online] Available from: https://www.lexdis.org.uk/digital-accessibility/digital-accessibility-regulations/psbar-scope/ (Accessed: 12.08.2020)