Captioning Media

Captioning is the process of converting audio to text and then displaying the text visually. It is a particularly effective option for deaf and hard-of-hearing students since it provides those individuals with the ability to have a viewing experience that is comparable to that of a hearing person.

Types of Captioning:

  • Real-Time Captioning refers to typing what is being said in “real time” into a computer that projects the words onto a screen. CART (Computer Assisted Real-time Translation), is a type of real-time captioning used predominantly in educational settings. Real-time captioning can occur either locally and remotely.
  • Open Captioning are captions that are always in view on the screen and cannot be turned off by the viewer.
  • Closed Captioning are captions that may be in view and can be turned on or off by the viewer.