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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Kellar Institute of Human disabilities: Adapted Captions Through Interactive Video Project

The Adapted Captions Through Interactive Video (ACTIV) Project is funded through a Phase I Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The project has developed, refined, and is testing a technology based tool enforcing the principles of universal design for learning that enables access and participation of students with various disabilities in appropriate challenging academic curriculum. This technology extracts time stamped editable transcripts, allow existing content-based videos in any subject area to be easily adapted with interactive features such as regular text, highlighted text, and/or picture-symbol captioning; verbal and visual cuing; interactive hyperlinks in order to search the video for answers; and built-in testing activities in various formats. The tool is currently being evaluated for commercial licensing.