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Disabled Students Programs & Services : Faculty Resources : Captioning Services

Captioning Services

LAMC Captioning Service

LAMC does not have a captioning system program. If you are an instructor that shows educational films in the classroom, you can have those films captioned if they meet the qualifying criteria. LAMC uses a state funded resources from The College of the Canyons below are information that explain how the grant functions.

We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the Board of Governors and the Disabled Students Program and Services staff at the Chancellor's Office.

PowerPoint and a point of contact for a vendor that is approved for captioning.Vendor's Powerpoint.

Contact person:

Adrian Gonzalez
Instructional Assistant, Assistive Technology

Faculty Testimonial:

“The DECT grant gave me the opportunity to provide professional close captioning for the videos that I use in my class. It allowed me to be in ADA compliance.” ~ Dr. Parvaneh Mohammandian, Vice Chair Life Science Department.

  • The following is a list of qualifying criteria:
    • Online classes 
    • Hybrid classes (some instructional hours offered at a distance)
    • On-campus classes utilizing distance methods of content delivery as they evolve (e.g., class capture, web conferencing, vodcasting, podcasting, content posted within a Learning Management System)
    • Digital learning object repositories used to collect and make available digitized content: this content could be used by on-campus, hybrid, online, and other delivery methods
    • Realtime Captioning
Description of the types of videos that qualify for funding and other details:
  • If a video with captions is available for purchase, please consider purchasing the available version rather than requesting DECT funding.
  • If a captioned version of the video is held in your library or media collection, please consider licensing this video so that you can stream it in online classes.
As a reminder, the following types of video do not qualify for funding:
  • Newly purchased videos - since federal and state regulations require that colleges only purchase accessible instructional materials, DECT funding should not be needed for this purpose.
  • Legacy videos in a college collection - the CCCCO provided funding to caption existing collections of videos over a decade ago, so current DECT funds cannot be used for this purpose.

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