Making non-captioned videos useable for deaf students

Kim Hale (
Sat, 15 Feb 2003 14:08:27 -0800 (PST)

Hello all:

One of our film department faculty has a deaf student in her Aesthetics
of Cinema class. In reviewing her screening list, the vast majority of
the features are closed captioned, and can therefore be used by this
student. However, a number of the independent shorts (Brakhage, Connor,
Deren, Campion) are not captioned.

Have any of you had to deal with this type of problem? Are there
companies that can make non closed-captioned videos into closed
captioned? Are there potential copyright issues with this?

Many thanks,


Kimberly A. Hale
Head of Collection Management
Columbia College Chicago
624 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-344-7355 Fax: 312-344-8062 Email: