We can help make your videos accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people

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What is closed captioning (CC) and why is it important?

Closed captioning is a process of displaying text on a video screen to convey all spoken content as well as relevant sound effects and it was developed to aid deaf and hard-of-hearing people. ‘Around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss’ and making your content accessible to them means they can also enjoy your videos. When a video is not captioned, this can be disheartening for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers.

What’s the difference between subtitles and closed captioning?

Subtitles are translations for people who speak a different language than the one spoken in the video and it is assumed the viewer can hear the audio. Subtitles can also be helpful for non-native speakers of the language spoken in the video. What subtitles don’t provide is additional audio information for people with hearing loss. Let’s picture this scene: a house phone is ringing and the main character chooses to ignore it. A viewer with hearing loss can easily miss this. This is where closed captioning bridges the gap between accessible and inaccessible videos and can enhance the deaf or hard-of-hearing viewer’s experience.

Closed captioning (CC) can be used for feature films, short films, TV shows or YouTube videos.

 
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100% Human-Generated Captions

We provide closed captioning in two formats:

  • Embedded in your video
    The captions are always in view and cannot be turned off.

  • SubRip Subtitle files (SRT)
    Plain-text files that contain subtitle information. SRT files work on most social media sites that let you upload captions. The captions can be turned on and off by the viewer.

If you have a video that needs captioning, let’s chat! For a quote, please email us at info@thefilmbunch.com with details of your project.