Student Captioned Media FAQs

Student Captioned Media General FAQs

Will Captioned Media be provided even though I have a Realtime Captioner?

Yes, Captioned Media is a separate accommodation. All media has to be captioned, even if a Realtime Captioner is present.

Can I make a request for Captioned Media after my initial accommodations are granted?

Yes. You may request additional accommodations after your initial request is approved. Please schedule an appointment with your DSP Specialist to request a new accommodation. If your request has been approved, please allow sufficient time for the instructor and the Communication Services Department to coordinate your Captioned Media accommodation.

What do I do if media is not being captioned after I have received an accommodation?

If you feel your accommodations are not being met or you have any questions or concerns, please notify your DSP Specialist.

What is included in Captioned Media accommodations?

The Captioned Media accommodation applies to any media that is presented, posted, and/or required to be viewed in a course. Students with a Captioned Media Accommodation must have equal access to all media-related material in a course.

What is captioned media?

Captioned Media displays spoken words as text and includes speaker identifications, sound descriptions, punctuation, and musical lyrics and/or description.

Student Captioned Media Remote Learning FAQs

Will media shown during remote learning sessions also be captioned?

Yes, all media shown during remote instruction is required to have proper captions with an approved captioned media accommodation.

How do I request Captioned Media accommodations for remote learning?

Will a recorded version of my Zoom lecture be captioned?

Yes. As a part of a Captioned Media accommodation, all recorded Zoom lectures will be properly captioned.

If you have any difficulty accessing AIM, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.  Please send an email to dssonline_help@berkeley.edu, and a DSP staff member will respond to your inquiry and assist you with obtaining the information you need.