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Ivan Guadarrama, Bodeene Amyot, David Gaines


Video accessibility ensures that all students can equally access recorded lectures and instructional videos. Whether you wish to incorporate Universal Design Learning (UDL) into your online teaching or provide your students with diverse viewing options to keep them engaged, this workshop walks you through the very first steps. No prior knowledge of UDL or video accessibility is needed. Instructors will help participants identify why accessible video is so important and will go over essential strategies to create closed captions, generate searchable transcripts, and optimize video to make it more accessible using TechSmith Knowmia. Plus, find out how to connect with learning accessibility expertise across JMU for enacting responsive and adaptive pedagogies across your curriculum and instruction.

Participants are encouraged to have a TechSmith Knowmia account created and a video they wish to close caption for the course they are teaching.


Participants will

  • Explain the importance of closed captioning in your videos
  • Identify the difference between open captioning, closed captioning, and subtitles
  • Generate closed-caption to video using TechSmith Knowmia

Join the Meeting

This is a virtual workshop. The meeting link and password will be sent in the registration and reminder emails to all enrolled participants. The email will come from LibCal.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Faculty     Staff  
  Virtual Workshop     Workshop  

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

Event Organizer

Bodeene Amyot
Ivan Guadarrama