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Free captioning service makes videos accessible to all

The university is dedicated to meeting accessibility standards for online content, and Cornell’s Video on Demand service allows users to add captions to a variety of digital video, audio and image files using Automatic Speech Recognition. ASR can generate captions in 10 to 20 minutes but may require an hour or longer, depending on service load. The service typically is 70-80 percent accurate, and captions are editable.

Learn more about how to add captions in the Video on Demand service or see Cornell Web Accessibility Resources.

Tech training

Do you want to learn how to use the page setup and layout features in Word and PowerPoint, draw graphics, insert pictures and work with columns and text boxes to create professional newsletters and brochures? In “Working with Graphics and Layouts,” Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, at 120 Maple Ave., you will also gain an understanding of Word’s capabilities (and limitations) as a desktop publishing tool. Participants should be familiar with the Word and PowerPoint menus and toolbars, selecting, moving and formatting text, using styles and navigating long documents. Register now for the Jan. 19 session.

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