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The VDEI Caption Centre | Thursday, February 2, 2017

​What is the VDEI Caption Centre?

The VDEI Caption Centre, initially established as a pilot project by VDEI in 2011, creates captions for educational audio-visual media being used by senior secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The production of captions by the VDEI Caption Centre for audio-visual media where captions are not available ensures students who are deaf or hard of hearing have full access to curriculum materials.

Who can request captioning of audio-visual materials from the Caption Centre?

Educators across Victoria from all sectors: government, independent and Catholic schools can request captioning of audio-visual material for senior secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captioning requests can be submitted by staff from: schools, specialist settings, deaf facilities and visiting teachers.

What materials can be captioned?

  • DVDs and VHS material that is not available with captions
  • YouTube clips
  • Teacher or school developed material

*Please note: other digital media clips and internet-based files can not currently be captioned by the VDEI Captioning Centre due to copyright laws.

Where is the VDEI Caption Centre?

The VDEI Caption Centre is located at the Bendigo South East 7-10 Secondary College campus of the Bendigo Deaf Facility. The Centre is staffed by two highly skilled captioners.

Email: captioning.centre@deafeducation.vic.edu.au

VDEI Caption Centre c/o - Bendigo South East College, Ellis St, Bendigo VIC 3350

How do I get Audio-Visual Media Captioned? | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DVD or VHS material

  • To comply with copyright legislation, S 200AB of the Copyright Act, and Broadcast material – Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968, the school/facility/teacher must own a commercial copy of the media.  This cannot be a copied or recorded version – it must be an authentic commercial VHS tape or DVD.

  • It is also imperative that you check that a captioned version of the DVD or VHS is not commercially available.  The most effective way to do this is through internet searches.  Some databases that you can access are listed below:

Media Access Australia's Accessible Education Database 
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/dvds/dvd_database

EzyDvd
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/

  • You are required to keep some record of this search on file.

 
DVD or VHS
Click here for: Captioning Request Form DVD or VHS (pdf - 117.44kb)

YouTube Clips
Click here for: Captioning Request Form YouTube clip (pdf - 203.85kb)

Teacher Produced Material
Click here for: Captioning Request Form for Teacher Produced Material (pdf - 117.44kb)

For further information please contact:

VDEI: vdei@edumail.vic.gov.au  or
VDEI Captioning Centre captioning.centre@deafeducation.vic.edu.au

How to Caption a YouTube Video | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

​Media Access Australia have a great set of instructions for how to caption your own videos on YouTube:

Media Access Australia - How to Caption a YouTube Video

VDEI Caption Centre supplies 7,701 minutes of screen time for deaf students | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In 2012 VDEI established a captioning centre to provide captioned material for all senior school students with a hearing loss attending government, Catholic and independent schools in Victoria.  This centre which is housed at Bendigo South East College was developed in partnership with Bendigo Deaf Facility, Methodist Ladies College and Charles La Trobe College. 

From December 2011 to the end of May 2013 the Caption Centre captioned over 156 DVD/VHS titles of varying lengths totalling 7,701 minutes of media screen time.

The Caption Centre's current priority is to ensure that all video material used in Year 11 and 12 classes where there are deaf and hard of hearing students is available in a captioned format. 
 
From December 2011 to the end of May 2013 the Caption Centre captioned over 156 DVD/VHS titles of varying lengths totalling 7,701 minutes of media screen time. 
 
If you have material that you would like captioned, please download the documentation below for further instructions about the process.

Procedure for requesting captioned materials (word)
Procedure for requesting captioned materials (pdf)

Single caption request form (word)
Single caption request form (pdf)

Multiple caption request form (word)
Multiple caption request form (pdf)
 

VDEI Caption Centre - a reminder | Saturday, April 20, 2013

A large amount of DVDs have already been received by the VDEI Caption Centre this year. 
 
If you require any more Year 11 and 12 DVDs to be captioned, please ensure that you send them in with the correct completed documentation. Please be selective about the amount of media being sent to the Centre and ensure that they are ranked in order of priority on the required sheets.  If you require copies of this documentation, please email Victorian Deaf Education Institute at vdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Ultimate access for VCE- Bendigo Captioning Centre | Monday, October 1, 2012

The VDEI Caption Centre is calling out for people to send in any movie texts for 2013 as soon as possible for VCE students.

Please send DVDs and required captioning request forms to The VDEI Caption Centre c/o Bendigo Southeast College, Ellis St, Bendigo VIC 3550.  For further information and request forms, please email Victorian Deaf Education Institute at vdei@edumail.vic.gov.au


 

Captioning Centre in regional Victoria | Thursday, December 1, 2011

One of the innovations that arose from the VDEI resource development grants provided earlier this year was the establishment of a captioning centre in regional Victoria.
 
The centre is currently operating to support schools wanting to access captioned materials. This exciting initiative is all about access for deaf students, so please jump on board and let us know of any resources you would like captioned for your VCE 2012 students. Contact Victorian Deaf Education Institute at vdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Establishment of Captioning Centre | Thursday, September 1, 2011

As a result of a number of applications for resource development grants earlier this year, VDEI has been assisting three schools in a project to develop a Captioning Centre in regional Victoria. This project aims to assist schools in accessing captioned content for use in schools and to assist in captioning materials.
 
Through extensive work and guidance from Shenton College for the Deaf in WA and assistance from Media Access, the establishment of this centre is well underway. Schools and facilities that have any requests for material to be captioned should contact Lynda Exell at Methodist Ladies College.