WIU is required by state law to abide by the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA). These guidelines specifically address audio/video requirements in sections 6 and 7 of the IITAA requirements.

Audio/Video Captioning Requirements

  • All web videos provided to the public (or required to be viewed by employees) are required to be captioned.
    • One exception: if web videos contain essential audio but no essential video then a text transcript may be provided instead of captions (see IITAA Section 7.1).
  • If a web video contains visual information critical to comprehension  (that isn't discernible from the audio), audio descriptions must additionally be provided (see IITAA Section 7.2).
  • All audio files provided to the public (or required to be listened to by employees) must be provided with text transcripts (see IITAA Section 6.3).

Below are listed resources/techniques to to assist in the captioning of video.

If you are captioning video yourself, the following resources are helpful:

If you need this content in an alternative format, please contact The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 298-1977 or