NOTE on ADA compliance
As more faculty members explore use of clips and other audio/visual materials in classroom teaching, it is important that faculty be aware of their responsibilities to students with disabilities. Students determined by the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) to be entitled to educational accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are entitled to timely and appropriate modifications of course audio/visual materials, enabling them to access such materials in the same timeframe and context as other students in the class. Such modifications may include providing scene descriptions in an oral format for students with visual impairments and scene-captioning for students with auditory impairments. The RMC will include any captioning and/or subtitles provided on a video when making clips, but it is not equipped to make new modifications (i.e. captioning or oral descriptions). Faculty who are aware that students needing accommodations are in a class should work closely and in a timely fashion with the SDAC to ensure equal access to audio/visual materials.