Creating Captions Guidelines

Captioning and sign language interpreting guidelines 

This guide to improving communication access for deaf and hard of hearing people establishes a simple but effective workflow for integrating captioning and/or sign language interpreting into meetings, workshops, presentations, and other events. 

We wish to thank CoEDL Research Affiliate Gabrielle Hodge and Data Manager Julia Miller for their work in developing the guidelines, as well as deaf community experts Ida Rogers and Joshua Sealy for their valuable feedback. 

We strongly encourage all in the CoEDL community to put the guidelines to use, and to share them widely with your colleagues. Any feedback or questions regarding the guide can be sent to Julia Miller ( or Gabrielle Hodge ( 

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