Accessible audio/video accommodations provide equal/equivalent access to media content.  It includes the following: 

  • Closed-captioning/subtitles for videos: time-synchronized text that reflects the audio track and can be read while watching the video; 

  • Transcripts, which provide verbatim text for audio materials, such as podcasts or taped interviews;  

  • Audio description for videos, which provides information about actions, characters, scene changes, on-screen text, and other visual content which is added during existing pauses in dialogue. 

In order to ensure that media is accessible for your courses, DAS will contact your instructor to start retrieving media for captioning, transcribing and/or describing. 

The process of creating accessible media is very time consuming. Therefore, to ensure video, audio and/or descriptions will be accessible the first day of the term, please submit your accommodation requests through your DAS on-line profile within 48 hours of registering for your courses.  


For the Accessible Audio/Video request timeline, please refer to Chapter 4, Making Timely Requests for Accommodations.   

For questions, students should contact the Manager of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at 541-737-3670 (voice) or at (email). 


Page Updated: 09/2020