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 Student Disability Services (SDS).

Turnaround TimeRate
Standard (4 days)$2.00 per minute
Expedited (2 days)$2.50 per minute
Rush (24 hours)$3.50 per minute
Same Day (8 hours)$4.50 per minute
Extended (2 weeks)$1.80 per minute

*Captioning rates effective as of March 15, 2021.

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

Zoom offers a live captioning office as part of its core service. We highly recommend enabling the captions as part of a base accessibility practice for virtual classes, meetings, and events.

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.