Saturday, July 23, 2016

NEW ASCLA Online Course: Captioning Instructional Videos

Hosted by ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)
Instructor: Kate Todd
Dates: August 1 through August 28, 2016
Cost: $100 for student and retired members; $130 for ASCLA members; $175 for ALA members; $210 for non-ALA members
 
Who should attend? Library staff in schools, public, college or special libraries would benefit from this course.  Staff at all levels, including librarians, support staff and IT staff would be able to apply their learning to work assignments. 

Why Closed Captioning? By Kate Todd

Library staff have found short instructional videos to be an effective way to help readers use resources, even when the library is closed. However, patrons who are deaf or those with hearing loss cannot get the full benefit unless the videos have captions. Unfortunately, technology has not provided a flawless solution. Speech recognition is still an imperfect tool. Planning and attention to detail are needed to create useful and meaningful captions. 

This four-week course will introduce some free tools that can be used to compose and synchronize captions for instructional videos. Planning and script preparation will also be explored. Participants will be expected to prepare at least one video with captioning.

Interested in registering? Click here for online registration!