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