All closed-captioning services must be arranged through the UIS Office of Disability Services. Faculty members who require closed-captioning for a film, video or web video must contact the Office of Disability Services at 217-206-6666 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org preferably at least six weeks in advance.
Faculty members may submit their own requests to the Office of Disability Services at any time during the semester; however it can take up to six weeks to complete a film of average 1-2 hours in length. Before making a request for a captioned copy to be made of a film, faculty should confirm that a captioned version of the videotape does not exist.
Videotapes that are captioned by University of Illinois Springfield are only to be used to support and meet the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements by fulfilling the needs of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. All tapes that are captioned by University of Illinois Springfield are considered a supplement to the original videotape and should not be thought of as a second copy of the original. These supplemental, closed-captioned videotapes are only circulated for use by and for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.