Video learning is exploding! Today, video is key to most online and blended courses, and because video has become so crucial to online learning, it’s vital that every student can access it — regardless of any disabilities. In many cases, this right is backed up by law. Yet, the majority of video providers have overlooked a crucial accessibility feature that can also offer huge educational benefits to all students: Video subtitles, a.k.a. closed captions.
NEARLY 1 IN 5 AMERICANS ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING: FAILING TO PROVIDE SUBTITLES IS DENYING APPROXIMATELY 48 MILLION PEOPLE ACCESS TO THIS ONLINE CONTENT IN THE US ALONE.