Captioning Rates

Post-Production Rates

The captioning rates below apply to videos created or used by campus departments and organizations that are posted on UM-affiliated websites, on UM social media, or used in a face-to-face class where there is not a captioning accommodation request through Students with Disabilities Service (SDS).

Turnaround TimeRate
Standard (4 days)$2.10 per minute
Expedited (2 days)$2.85 per minute
Rush (24 hours)$3.60 per minute
Same Day (8 hours)$4.60 per minute
Extended (2 weeks)$1.90 per minute

*Captioning rates effective as of May 1, 2020.

Live Captioning Rates

We offer two levels of captioning services and will work with campus departments or units to determine the level of service required for your live event, whether virtual or in-person. There are several factors involved in the analysis of which level of captioning is required: audience size, known accommodation requests, type of event, etc.

Zoom Live Captioning

Our office offers a live transcription service through that provides equal communication access for live Zoom meetings. The cost for this service is $75 per user, per year.

WEBINARS: The service is not available for Zoom webinars at this time. We work with a third party service to offer auto-generated live captioning for Zoom WEBINARS that are open to the public and for virtual events using Zoom where a captioning request is made. The price for the Zoom Webinar live captioning service is $0.60 per minute.

In-Person Live Event Captioning

When a campus organization, department, or unit hosts a large event on campus that is open to the public and the needs of the audience are largely unknown, captioning using a human captioner is strongly recommended. The price for this service ranges from $95 to $120 per hour.

Event Statement

All campus events, no matter the size or venue, should include a disability accommodations statement such as “If you require assistance or accommodations relating to a disability, please contact [contact name] at [phone number] and [email address] by [date]. If you receive an accommodation request, it must be accommodated. Please contact for assistance.