Captioning Executive Support, Planning, Budget


Establishment of strong administrative and executive support is critical to fulfilling the commitment codified in Executive Order 926. Pursuant to EO 926, campus presidents are charged with establishing a campus committee and overseeing campus ATI activities.

When planning and implementing ATI activities on campus, some of the ATI goals will require investments in and changes to business procedures requiring time, budget and personnel to deploy  within a large, diverse CSU community. Given that there are finite resources (e.g. staffing, time, and tools) available each year to work on these goals, campuses should select ATI implementation activities that target accessibility barriers with the greatest impact. 

Just as accessibility barriers often develop over a period of years, remediation activities will sometimes require years to fully implement. During this extended remediation period, the CSU should work to achieve incremental improvements in barrier removal each year. This is achieved by prioritizing projects and activities. The ATI covers a broad range of accessibility goals involving products in use across all university programs and services.

The guidelines within this document relate to specific ATI goals for multimedia access, specifically Goal 5.0 and Success Criteria's 5.1 and 5.6 through 5.10..

  • Goal 5.0 – Accessibility Requirements for Multimedia -The campus has implemented policies and procedures to ensure that accessibility requirements have been incorporated into the adoption process for all multimedia-based instructional resources.
  • Success Criteria 5.1 Campus has developed and implemented accessibility requirements for selecting and adopting multimedia curricular materials (e.g. requirements for captions, transcripts, audio description, and accessible web players). [Commitment]
  • Success Criteria 5.6 Campus has specified staff for addressing the accessibility of existing and planned multimedia content. [Ability]
  • Success Criteria 5.7 Campus has acquired tools for addressing the accessibility of existing and planned multimedia content. [Ability]
  • Success Criteria 5.8 Campus has established work space for addressing the accessibility of existing and planned multimedia content. [Ability]
  • Success Criteria 5.9 Campus has specified staff to coordinate with post-production captioning/transcription vendors and/or campus personnel that provide this service. [Measurement]
  • Success Criteria 5.10 Campus has specified staff to coordinate with real-time captioning/ transcription vendors and/or campus personnel that provide this service. [Measurement]

It is critical that the CSU document the substantive steps related to removing barriers to multimedia that have been taken over time. This approach establishes a credible institutional commitment to equal access for persons with disabilities and facilitates reporting during campus audits.

An important step is to consider how captioning will be prioritized and funded on each campus.

 

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