Students with an approved captioning accommodation through Disability Services may submit a request for post-production captioning of course content. Post-production captioning — used for asynchronous course components (instruction not occurring in the same time/place)​ — occurs after the video has been recorded. Real-time captioning for synchronous course components — instruction occurring in the same time/place — is a separate request.

Faculty should plan ahead and ensure all audio and video course materials used for the semester are accessible to students. For more information, please see this guide for captioning accommodations.

Faculty FAQ

Captioning is the text-based and time-synchronized alternative to the audio in videos and other recordings. In addition to the spoken audio, captions also include non-speech elements like speaker IDs and sounds that are critical to one’s understanding of what is happening in the video.

A student with a captioning accommodation will first submit the ASL and Captioning Request to Disability Services in order to initiate a request for post-production captioning. You will then receive an email notifying you of the student's accommodation request for post-production captioning.

You will need to ensure that any audio or video course materials you use for the remainder of the semester are accessible to the student. Within 5 days after a student has submitted a request for post-production captioning, all media used in your course must have accurdate captioning available at the time students are asked to access the media. The student does not need to request captioning for every individual piece of media; the request applies to all media that will be used in the course.

Upon receiving the notification requesting post-production captioning, submit a Captioning Request Form so that the Digital Accessibility Office's captioning service can arrange for captioning your course materials—including materials used in class, assigned for homework, or encouraged for review.

The cost for post-production captioning of course content for students with an approved accommodation through Disability Services is covered by the Digital Accessibility Office's captioning service. Post-production captioning for all other course content is typically at the expense of the department. Please contact for estimates for a specific project.

Yes. The Digital Accessibility Office's captioning service has the following resources available:
DIY Captioning Resources
Captioning FAQ

Communications and Interpreting Services

Post-production captioning is part of CU Boulder Disability Service's Communications and Interpreting Services. For more information on how these services work as well as the Student Agreement and Cancellation Policy, please click the link below.

Communications and Interpreting Services