Rock Valley College

Request Media Captioning

RVC's Disability Support Services and Mass Communication departments have partnered to produce accessible captioned media in-house. It should be noted that there may be other ways to obtain captioned media (see FAQ link below).

Prior to submitting a request:

  • Ensure that you have received approval and confirmed the availability of funding from the appropriate supervisor, Dean, or Chair.

It is important to plan proactively. Due to the significant amount of time required to produced captioned media, requests should be submitted as early as possible. All requests will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis and assigned priority by DSS staff.

Making a Request: All requests must be done online (via the Request Media Captioning link on the DSS webpage.)

Request Follow-up: Following receipt of the request, the requester will be notified within 3-5 business days regarding approval status and next steps. This communication will include any appropriate information regarding recommendations, next steps, and the necessity of obtaining publisher permission to caption (if you did not publish/create the media yourself).

Estimated Completion Time & Rates:  Typically videos up to 30 minutes in length will be completed within two (2) business weeks and will be billed at $3/minute.  Processing time and rates for media over 30 minutes will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

FAQs: The following FAQs provide guidance for faculty and staff in regards to creating or obtaining quality captioned media.

Assistance: If you require assistance (ie., obtaining publisher permission, determining whether captions are quality, any steps in the above process, etc.) or have any questions, please reach out to the Disability Support Services office at (815) 921-2371 or Jerry LaBuy at (815) 921-3360 or

Media Captioning Request Form

Other Media? Please Explain
Disability Accommodation Request? If other, please explain.