Before I get started, record a quick tutorial, probably something 30-60 seconds long, showing how to do something (like how to access JSTOR from your library's site). To record it, try Screenr or Screencast-o-matic (no download required for these two). Keep the recorded tutorial open and/or jot down the URL to access it again. You're going to be doing a variety of activities with this tutorial during this session.
If you have time, let me know what you're currently using to create tutorials.
- Access Board's E-Learning: Conforming to Section 508 guide provides a general idea of how to comply with section 508 and helps address the issue of balancing interactivity and accessibility.
- Guide to the Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information Technology provides more concrete details on what to check for accessibility. Of particular interest: Software Applications and Operating Systems & Video and Multimedia Products
- Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications provides general web content guidelines.
- Social Factors in Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization, or who benefits from accessibility; part of the larger, excellent Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guide.
- WebAIM's Web Captioning Overview defines different types of captions and provides a link to captioning software to create caption tracks for use with QuickTime/Windows Media Player/Real Player.
- CaptionSync's tutorials on adding caption tracks to a variety of media, including Flash and media embedded in PowerPoint.
- CaptionTube (free) creates caption tracks for use with YouTube.
- Overstream (free) lets you caption videos from Vimeo, Blip.tv, Google Video, Archive.org, and YouTube.
- Screencast.com Pro version (fee) provides captioning capabilities for videos uploaded from Jing or other software.
- Paid services: Docsoft and Caption Sync - check with your faculty technology center or disability center to see if contracts are in place.
- Sample video for use in class.
- Transcript for sample video for use in class.
- Example script with audible cues provided.