Finding Accessible Media in the Classic Catalog


The Classic Catalog is an online catalog of material available to Mason staff, faculty and students. This tutorial will show how to find information about an item's accessibility. For a more in-depth look at how to search for media using our catalog, please visit the "How to Find Media in the Classic Catalog" tutorial.

How to find accessibility information about a media item through the online catalog.

  1. Before entering your search term into the search box, make sure to have "Videorecording" selected from the "Quick Limit" drop down menu, and select a category from the "Find Results In" menu.

    Classic catalog page with the left tab, titled simple search, selected. There are two other tabs, one titled Builder Search and one titled Course Reserves. There is a drop down menu on the right side of the page titled Find Results in. It limits what is being searched, we have selected Title. To the left of the menu is a text field. Here we type the title of the item we are looking for. Below the text field is a drop down menu titled Quick Limit. We select Videorecording so we are only shown results in videorecordings.
  2. Type your search term into the search box.

    Same picture as the previous slide. Text field is selected and a search term is entered. In the middle of the screen, and to the center of the page, is the Search button. Selecting this will generate your results.
  3. Click on the title of the video you are searching for.

    A list of the search results is shown, with the title of the item we were looking for highlighted.
  4. Scroll down to the section titled "Notes." This is where you will find information about language, closed captions, and audio description. The item record for the selected media item.  By moving down the page, more information about the item is shown, including Publication, Distribution and Notes. It is under the Notes field that information pertaining to Closed Captions or Subtitles will be found.

Additional Questions and Help

For additional information regarding other library services or accommodations, please contact Christal Ferrance, the Mason Libraries Accessibility Coordinator, at 703-993-5815.

If you require additional assistance with accessiblitity please contact the ATI Office .

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