Accessibility Resource Center

The Accessibility Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is dedicated to providing equal access for students with disabilities to the University’s academic, social, cultural and recreational programs.

Media Captioning

For information regarding media captioning, visit the Accessibility Resource Center Media Captioning webpage.

Note: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) have shared the following information on the UWM-supported captioning tool available through Kaltura’s My Media integration with Canvas.

  • Captions ordered through My Media are “machine-generated” with speech recognition technology.

In other words, the captions are produced without input from a human transcriber. The advantage is that this is a free service. However, these captions are not completely accurate. You must edit the transcript in order for the video to be accessible.

Below are tutorials that will show you how to upload a video, order captions, and edit captions using the online caption editing tool available through the My Media in Canvas. Most transcripts require only minor adjustments and can be complete quickly. Once the captions are edited, the videos must be embedded into the Canvas course site using the instructions below.

In the coming months, the caption editing tool will be upgraded to a better, more intuitive interface. If you have questions about captioning, email the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) team at

ADA Toolkit

UWM Human Resources Americans with Disabilities Act Toolkit webpage.


Requesting an Interpreter

Visit the Requesting an Interpreter webpage on this dashboard for more information.