Last Updated: 10/27/2017


The Captioning service was established as a part of the campuswide Accessibility Initiative aimed at fostering an accessible campus environment. The primary focus of this service is meeting captioning needs for accommodation requests and public-facing academic content. We also provide information, consultation, and guidance for a broad-range of media and activities that may require captioning.


CU Boulder’s captioning service includes:

  • assisting you in meeting captioning needs related to University policy and standards
  • captioning your media by utilizing third-party vendors and local captioning resources
  • providing resources, consultation, and guidance for captioning media

When captioning media please refer to OIT's Captioning Standards for Quality Checklist.


Be inclusive. Be committed. Be efficient.

CU Boulder is committed to fostering an accessible campus environment and our captioning service is designed to help those that share media meet policy and standards. The captioning service allows for richer access to videos for users who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as those who prefer written presentation of content.


Costs related to accommodation requests (e.g., those coming from students registered with Disability Services or the ADA Coordinator) are always covered by the service. Costs related to public-facing academic content (e.g., media on CU Boulder websites used in support of teaching and learning) may sometimes be covered by the service, but should be covered by grant funding when possible. For further information about costs related to other captioning activities, please contact the IT Service Center.

Who can get it

Faculty, staff, and students. 

How to get it

If you would like media captioned to fulfill an accommodation request or for public-facing academic content, complete the captioning request form. Most requests can be processed within 5 business days, depending on the complexity of the project.

For other captioning needs, including providing information, consultation, and guidance on how to have your media captioned, contact the IT Service Center.

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