Rock Valley College

Request Media Captioning and/or Described Media

Make a Request Online

The media lab can assist students, faculty, & staff with producing quality and accessible captioned media and/or described media. Please refer to the form below to submit an online request, for captioning your work.

It's important to plan proactively. Due to the significant amount of time required to produce captioned media and/or described media, requests should be submitted as early as possible. All requests will be evaluated and assigned priority by the Media Lab Technician in consultation with Disability Support Services (DSS) Staff.

Priority: You will be asked to select the priority your media falls under (High or Low). Please review the information below before choosing the priority level for your request. Once your request has been received, your media will be logged and captioning will be completed as soon as possible.

  • Low Priority: 
    • Needed for a semester more than a month away.
    • Only need a review of existing captions.
    • One-time use of media (non-recurring semester to semester)
    • Smaller group that will view
  • High Priority: 
    • Need media within a month of submission (immediate release)
    • Is intended for the public to view (by a large group of viewers)
    • There are documented students in an upcoming course who need captioning.
    • The submitted media is recurring in your course or department.

Media Captioning and/or Described Media Request Form

Other Media? Please Explain

Additional Resources & Guidance

You may find additional information and guidance in the resources below:

  • FAQ: Review our FAQs for general information and guidance for students, faculty, and staff in regard to creating or obtaining quality captioned media.
  • For captioned videos uploaded to YouTube, it is possible for you to edit/correct captions to your YouTube media uploads. For assistance, review this brief tutorial explaining How to Edit YouTube Automatic Captions.
  • For further assistance, (i.e., obtaining publisher permission, determining whether captions are quality, any steps in the above process, etc.) or have any questions, please reach out to Nathan Talan at (815) 921-4602 or