BENEFITS – JOYS! – OF CAPTION INCLUSION
June 20, 2016 Comments Off on BENEFITS – JOYS! – OF CAPTION INCLUSION
TIME TO REMIND YOU -AND PASS THIS ALONG
Sing it! All media and live events benefit from quality captioning. Most of below apply to both live captioning for any event, meeting, consultation, conference, webinar, etc. and to all sorts of media (video, DVD, cinema, gaming, television, radio).
CCAC list of benefits since 2012 grows and grows! Use it, add your own and tell us:
1. Learning to read—with text, in the classroom, on television, and online. Literacy gets a boost with captions on.
2. Learning a new language with captions on.
3. Translation for other audiences in other languages possible with quality captioning.
4. Immediate written transcript—with no need for a note-taker or flawless memory.
5. Employed or working in other situations where there are different accents, poor acoustics, or mumbling visitors—we’re told it boosts productivity.
6. Managing good lives with different learning and listening styles— autism, tinnitus, auditory perceptual differences and people with other disabilities
7. In business and want to reach wider markets—for search engine optimization, captioning is a vital ingredient to maximize readership and do business online.
The “power of captioning” is a compelling concept.
8. Used by so many in noisy areas (sports bars, crowded public places like airports, etc.).
9 Used by many in quiet areas! (library viewing, at home too).
10 And – of course – to create access for people with hearing loss, who are deafened, or deaf, and also for many deaf-blind who still can use captions.
See also this older blogpost:https://ccacblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/captions-not-only-for-deaf-hear-us-roar/ and be sure to send us additions to this great list.
Another partial list from Australia, formatted clearly and visually attractive, see http://www.capthat.com.au/benefits-captionshttp://www.capthat.com.au/benefits-captions and note the references included. CCAC is interested in any data connected to these benefits. There’s some research in Hawaii and India, and also substantial good narrative data (see CCAC articles and research on the CCAC website).
As captioning inclusion grows, there are still gigantic gaps all over the place. That’s why the CCAC exists – and your voice and membership is needed.
CCACAPTIONING.ORG invites you.