A few Communicators have asked about using Facebook Live for recognition events during Commencement weekend. At this point, Facebook Live should not be considered a viable option for these events for the following reasons:
- Facebook Live does not allow for closed captions to be added to videos. KU strives to make reasonable accommodations to ensure all individuals can access our videos.
- The audio and video quality of Facebook Live videos is inconsistent and depends on signal strength and other factors that can’t necessarily be controlled during recognition events.
- Facebook Live is designed to be an informal live streaming option and, thus, isn’t appropriate for formal recognition events.
KU offers live streaming options for internal units through Information Technology. The Lied Center also provides web streaming services. Units and departments may also contract with a non-university source to provide video and captioning services.