The use of integrated “Connected Classroom” resources, including lecture capture, can provide particularly critical support to all students particularly those with special needs or who are non-native speakers. For students with disabilities or language barriers, the speed of a traditional lecture may pose challenges. Lecture capture allows students to rewind, re-watch, and pause lectures as needed.
According to the University of Western Australia,
- 58% respondents with learning disabilities use lecture capture in place of traditional note-taking and to make up for inabilities to take notes traditionally.
- Some 64% of students with any disability called lecture capture “essential”.
YuJa’s comprehensive technology suite is 508 Compliant, including all course replays, meeting all federal regulations associated with Section 508 and is designed to assist individuals requiring assistive technology. Course replays integrate with standard SRT formatting to allow subtitling for students that require it.
508 compliant features includes:
- YuJa is fully compatible with assistive technologies, including screen magnifiers.
- Video and audio broadcasts offer synchronized captions through the use of SRT formatting.
- Any video broadcast can be accompanied by a text transcript.
- All scripts, plug-ins and other features are accessible through assistive technology.
With the introduction of changing Section 508 regulations, YuJa would like to assure its customers that all standards will continue to be met or exceeded. It is our goal to meet the needs of all students, including those who use assistive technology in a traditional or online classroom. For more information about Section 508 and its relevance online, please see WebAIM.
Newton, G., Tucker, T., Dawson, J., & Currie, E. (2014). Use of lecture capture in higher education-Lessons from the trenches. Tech Trends, 58(2), 32-45.
Williams, J. & Fardon, M., 2007. Lecture recordings: extending access for students with disabilities. In Research paper for ALT-C: Beyond Control 2007, University of Nottingham. Nottingham.