[Videolib] Compliance

Ciara Healy (cmhealy@waketech.edu)
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:06:36 -0400

Hey Video Libbers,
I am about to have a meeting with the person at my college who handles
ADA compliance. She is concerned about Closed Captioning for all media.
Also, this has bled over into a general concern for complying with the
ADA all over the library. I have seen the ALA's statement and seen a
variety of policies on college media services websites that run the
gamut form a paragraph promising to accommodate to really detailed lists
of what, how, for whom and when accommodation is possible. What about
media services in particular, from any official body? Is there a
minimum? A good medium? The policy and good intention does not seem
enough, but buying special equipment just-in-case seems too much.

Has anyone had to try to replace uncaptioned videos in their
collection? I am primarily concerned with those that don't have the best
production values or are distributed by smaller companies or may not be
offered in multiple formats or are quite a bit older. I am at a
technical college so think videos about polymers or engines as well as
those about Gawain the Green Knight.


p.s. If anyone else wants to weigh in about my earlier post about rogue
collections i.e. wrangling videos back from departments (by the hundreds
and hundreds) I am dying to hear from you.

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