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Disabled Students Programs & Services

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Captioning Services

LAMC Captioning Service

LAMC does not have a captioning system program. If you are an instructor that shows educational films in the classroom, you can have those films captioned if they meet the qualifying criteria. LAMC uses a state funded resources from The College of the Canyons below are information that explain how the grant functions.

  • Source of Funding
    During fiscal year 2000-01, the Board of Governors (BOG) supported a Disabled Students Program and Services (DSP&S) Budget Change Proposal (BCP) to secure resources to address system wide deficiencies cited by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requiring that the California Community College System afford students with disabilities equal and effective access to electronic information.  The DSP&S program provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitable from the college experience as their non-disabled peers.

    We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the Board of Governors and the Disabled Students Program and Services staff at the Chancellor's Office.

  • What is DECT and their criteria
    Distance education comprises the fastest growing delivery mode in California community College (CCCs).  In order to provide access to all students and to comply with federal and state law, some components of distance education classes may need to provide captioning or transcriptions. The Distance Education Captioning and Transcription grant (DECT) provides CCCs with funding for live and asynchronous captioning and transcription as a means of enhancing the access of all students to distance education courses.  Further, the DECT promotes and supports awareness of available funding as a means to support faculty efforts to develop high-quality, media-rich distance learning courses.

    The following is a list of qualifying criteria:

    • Online classes
    • Hybrid classes (some instructional hours offered at a distance)
    • On-campus classes utilizing distance methods of content delivery as they evolve (e.g., class capture, web conferencing, vodcasting, podcasting, content posted within a Learning Management System)
    • Digital learning object repositories used to collect and make available digitized content: this content could be used by on-campus, hybrid, online, and other delivery methods     

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