Beginning with the Why: An Introduction to Closed Captioning
In this webinar we’ll use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to examine the benefits of captioning that go beyond making videos more accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. For example, captions can benefit those learning how to read and those who speak English as a second language. We’ll then explore a number of best practices for creating more effective captions, and learn about a few tools to get started with a captioning workflow for your own videos.
Luis Pérez has a doctoral degree in special education from the University of South Florida and a M. Ed. degree in instructional technology from USF, where he is on the staff of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT). His research interests include technology professional development for teachers, assistive technology, universal design, web accessibility, and disability studies. At FCIT, Luis developed Tech Ease 4 All, a collection of assistive technology tutorials for parents, teachers and other professionals who work with students who have special needs.
Luis Pérez is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and a Google in Education Certified Innovator (formerly Google Certified Teacher). He currently serves as the Professional Learning Chair of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).