Video Captioning

Accessible Media Services (AMS) provides captioning and transcript services to students and campus. In accordance with federal law, ALL INSTRUCTORS  (as agents of the University) are required to make all classroom materials available to students with disabilities at the same time that it is made available to all other students.

Rates for AMS services for non-student related work can be located on the DRES Billing (Non-Student) page.

The following pages contain captioning information for:

AMS processes materials for DRES-students first, and then we will work on non-DRES-student material. We will process this material on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Fredricksen at dres-accessible-media@illinois.edu.

Digitizing Media

If you have media that was created at the University that is on VHS tapes, we can convert these tapes to a digital format (either electronic or DVD). Please use the Department Digitizing Form. You will then need to setup a time to drop off your material. Please contact us at dres-accessible-media@illinois.edu with some times that you would be available to come to our office. For digitization, we ask that you provide the discs on which we will burn the media. Note that we do have a DVD printer and if you would like the DVD information printed to the disc, you should provide printable DVDs

Accessibile Media Services is located at the Rehabilitation Education Center at 1207 South Oak Street in Champaign. Our room numbers are 85.

Please note that we cannot digitize copyrighted material that can be purchased on DVD. If you need assistance in purchasing material, please talk to your department office or staff members in the library.

Additional Resources

"How to Create" Manuals

  • Transcripts
  • CaptionMaker (Link coming soon)
  • MovieCaptioner
  • Camtasia (Use Lynda.com and Camtasia tutorials to learn how to caption in camtasia)
  • Amara
  • Youtube
    • Upload video
    • Create transcript
    • YouTube will sync