Closed Captioning Resources for Employees

Do you need to close caption media?  Follow the 3 Steps Below.

For Copyrighted Media Written Permission to Caption is required: complete Steps 1, 2 & 3 below.
For media that is your own original content or Madison College original content, copyright permission is not required to caption: Complete Step 3 only.

Step 1: Request for Permission to Caption from the Publisher

Required for copyrighted media only

Step 2: Fill out the Fair Use Checklist

Required for copyrighted media only


Step 3: Getting Your Media Captioned

After completing steps 1 and 2, here are Easy and Quick options to Close Captioning your media:

Purchase new media with Close Caption included.

Use the Madison college FILMS ON DEMAND, if the media is available on Films on Demand they will Close Caption upon request. This service is provided via the Madison College Library (free).

Contact Alan Natachu - Technology Training Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).
Resources for development of media with closed captioning (self-published YouTube content) is coordinated free by CETL.

Alan also has upcoming sessions on YouTube and DIY Captioning as well as field recording with Mobile Devices. Sessions will be offered throughout the year on these topics in a Face to Face, Hybrid and Online Environments.
To contact Alan email him at:   

(608) 246-6050

Faculty can also work with their Administrative Coordinator in their school office for assistance with sending out content to be captioned.