To use this service, visit the Academic Technology Services
Closed Captioning and Accessibility Support website


Closed captioning, or adding text to a video recording, is available for both on-ground and online learning at Northeastern. In addition to addressing compliance issues for hearing-impaired viewers, captions improve accessibility for students whose first language is not English, improve comprehension and retention of media content for viewers, and provide flexibility for viewers with mobile devices in environments where access to audio is limited, such as in the library.

Closed captioning is integrated with the Tegrity lecture capture system, and is also available for DVDs or VHS tapes converted to DVDs. Copyright permission will be reviewed and approved before captioning and converting DVDs and tapes.


If you have any questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP), email or initiate a chat session. For training and in-depth consultation for these services, for individualized projects support, and for support for academic technologies in the classroom, please contact

Academic Technology Services provides technical support and consultation for Blackboard, Web Conferencing, Lecture Capture, Clickers, Learning Object Creation, and other academic technologies.