Accessibility Strategies for Educational Online Video

For many campuses, online video has become an essential part of teaching and learning. While online video has opened up the classroom to many more students, educational institutions have had to face legal, functional, and ethical pressures to provide accessible video accommodations to their students and staff.  Closed captions are also being demanded by ESL students who benefit from the ability to review course content at their own pace.

For administrators and IT departments, this means figuring out the most streamlined and cost-effective solution. Although publishing accessible video is not without its challenges, many universities have discovered that the right set of tools and workflows can make the process relatively simple and affordable.

This session will spotlight Portland Community College and University of Wisconsin. While both institutions have been progressive about accessibility, they have taken different approaches.  This webinar will explore solutions that can be translated into actionable plans for your campus.  The presenters will discuss strategies and resources, costs and benefits derived, implementation best practices, and dive into specific examples that will help you gain a deeper understanding of how to create an accessible campus.

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Speaker Bio

Patrick Wirth, Director of Media Services
Patrick Wirth has served as the Director of Media Services with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Continuing Education department since February of 2011.  He has over 10 years of e-learning development experience.  He currently manages all facets of media and animation production for UW-Extension’s online collaborative degree programs.  Previously, he served as a Senior E-Learning Developer and Instructor with the Academic ADL Co-Lab where he tested, evaluated and demonstrated use of ADL-compliant tools and standards.  Patrick received his B.S. in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is pursuing an M.S. in Information and Communication Technologies with an emphasis on Learning Technologies from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Haris Gunadi, Alternate Media Specialist
Haris Gunadi has worked in higher education accessibility for more than 10 years, first at Oregon State University and more recently at Portland Community College. In his current role as Alternative Media Specialist, he analyzes course media for ADA compliance and researches new alternative media formats and technologies. Haris has published numerous papers and led more than 25 workshops on accessible media best practices.