Tips courtesy of Northern Essex Community College. (some tips adapted).
Using Audiovisual Materials
Be aware that audiovisual materials should have captions if you show them. The library has captioned DVDs, and streaming video databases such as Swank, Films on Demand, Kanopy, and LinkedIn Learning. If you use YouTube, try to find a captioned video.
- It is impossible for a DHH person to look in two directions at the same time.
- In the event that interpreting/captioning simultaneously is necessary, the transcript of the audio portion should be available to both the DHH participant and the service provider before viewing the material. While this option technically makes the material accessible, it does not provide equal access since the words are not synchronized with the visual action, creating confusion for the viewer.
- When you use YouTube, you can slow-track the video to help viewers take in the captions and video.