Closed Captions (CC)
Closed captioning is a the process of displaying text on a visual display (TV, monitor, etc.) to provide additional or interpretive information. Typically the text is a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs, sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements.
The term "closed" (versus "open") indicates that the captions are not visible until activated by the viewer using a menu or remote. Captions are stored in a special captions file which also includes a time-code for syncing the captions with the video.
Many video players will play a captions file with your video.
If a video has open captions, the captions are permanently displayed on the video and cannot be turned off.
Option 1: Captioning services related to University of Utah classes for the benefit of students are provided by the University's Center for Disability & Access (CD&A). Captioning videos for departmental promotion, research, or general information are available for a fee.
Send requests for captioning services to:
Assistive Technology Manager
Option 2: If a captioning request accompanies a video production project undertaken by Teaching & Learning Technologies, send requests to [email protected]
For more detailed information on Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions, visit the WebAIM website (Web Accessibility in Mind).
This article is extracted from
a University of Utah Canvas course
published by the Center for Disability & Access.