Captions provide essential access for the more than 30 million Americans with a hearing loss.They also benefit emerging readers, visual learners, non-native speakers, and many others. Captions are the textual representation of audio content in a video format. They communicate spoken dialogue, sound effects, and speaker identification.
Captioning, a textual representation of the audio, is an important accessibility tool for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as a benefit and learning tool for others. With so many avenues to obtain or create captioned media, ensuring that instructional materials are accessible is definitely achievable.
What responsibility does a school have for getting uncaptioned video clips captioned?
How do the copyright laws apply to video clips found on the internet, such as YouTube?