VDEI Caption Centre

VDEI Caption Centre

The VDEI Caption Centre was established in 2011 as a Resource Development Project funded by VDEI.

The aim of the VDEI Caption Centre is to caption educational media being used by schools to ensure students who are deaf or hard of hearing have full access to the curriculum and support materials.

The VDEI Caption Centre offers this fully-subsidised captioning service for secondary students in Years 7-12 who are deaf or hard of hearing. This service is available to all Victorian government, Catholic and Independent secondary schools.

Captioning is available for -

  • Click View media (exchange content section)
  • YouTube clips
  • VVLN Captivate Lessons
  • Film
  • Educational videos
  • TV broadcasts
  • Teacher and student-produced media

Submit a Request

All captioning requests should be submitted at least four weeks in advance when possible, however shorter clips can often be captioned within a week of receiving them. You may send your media to the Caption Centre as a link to the project or by sharing it via Google Drive. These can be included on the Request Form below.

All captioned media is returned via email as an MP4 file, ready for schools to download.

In order to submit a request please complete the request form: Request form

Copyright Exemptions

To comply with copyright legislation, there are certain requirements that must be met before submitting media for captioning. For comprehensive information please refer to - Copyright Guide

Making Content Accessible - A Guide to Navigating Australian Copyright Law for Disability Access

The VDEI Caption Centre staff will happily provide assistance/advice to assist in complying with copyright legislation.