This section includes information on video captioning and transcription and issues of video accessibility for viewers relying on a screen reader.

Non-Deaf Beneficiaries of Captions

Although captions are considered time consuming to implement, it is helpful to remember that many individuals besides a deaf or hard of hearing audiences can benefit from captions. These include:

  • anyone with defective computer audio
  • students needing to learn new terminology or
  • those whose first language is not English
  • viewers in a noisy room or with a sleeping roommate