Captioning Services for Students

Students registered with DRES are encouraged to utilize priority registration.

After registering for classes

  • Contact each professor
  • Copy Accessible Media (dres-accessible-media@illinois.edu) and your access specialist
  • Explain your video captioning accommodations
  • Ask your professor if they will be utilizing any videos throughout the semester

Download a sample email you can use to contact your professors.

After contacting your professors

  • If your professor is utilizing videos
    • Tell them that the AMS office will be in contact with them. Email AMS and your access specialist with the course name, course number, and professor name for each course. 
  • If your professor is not utilizing videos
    • Request that they contact you if course materials change so you can ensure videos are captioned. 
  • If your professor does not respond within one week or if there is not a professor listed for your class
    • Contact your DRES access specialist as soon as possible, who will follow up with your professor.