Digital Accessibility Project
Captions are essential for people who have hearing difficulties. However, did you know that captions provide many other benefits?
- improve comprehension for students with English as a second language
- allow students to play videos in sound-sensitive environments such as a noisy train or quiet library
- reinforce learning concepts and unique vocabulary terms by enabling students to read text and hear audio together
- help students understand dialogue that is spoken very quickly, with mumbling or background noise
- make content easier to find, as students can search for spoken text.
As part of Deakin’s Digital Accessibility Project, we are currently working with Media Access Australia to develop a captioning strategy. This will include information on how to incorporate captioning as an inclusive practice across the University.