Captioning FACTS and INFORMATION

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Please read the following regarding captioning:

ACCESSIBLITY STANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 508 REGULATIONS

Effective June 21, 2001 implementation of section 508 has required that electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the community colleges receiving Federal money is accessible to people with disabilities. San Diego Community College District approved Policy 3108 and Procedures 3108.1 to support electronic access. A copy of the policy and procedures are available at http://www.sdccd.edu/docs/policies/Student%20Services/BP%203108.pdf .

The regulations apply to public events, web sites, online and web-enhanced classes, online class e-packs, textbook e-packs and purchases of electronic equipment, including computers and software.
Note that this is also applicable to existing departmental or personal videos and DVDs, as well as all visual media utilized in instruction.
 
This has become very important as technology is added to all of our events and classes in an attempt to make education available in many modalities to ensure student success and public access. This means that all information technology used to provide instruction or presentation to the community must be captioned. (Regardless of whether you have a student who has a disability)
In addition, be reminded that use of all instructional materials, regardless of captioning, must have permission from the copyright holder. Information on copyright laws is available at: http://www.copyright.gov/.
 
 
If you have any questions please EMAIL your campus DSPS contact person:
 
• City: Debra Wright-Howard, Program Manager DSPS – dwhoward@sdccd.edu
• Mesa: Erika Higginbotham, Access Technology Specialist – ehigginb@sdccd.edu
• Miramar: Rechelle Mojica, Access Technology Specialist – rmojica@sdccd.edu
• CE: Kathy Hornik, Access Technology Specialist – khornik@sdccd.edu