The world more interconnected now then it ever was, with technology sneaking into every part of our lives. Technology has made it easier to broadcast live content and share video from any part of the world, in an instant. However, the challenge arises in making the content accessible to everyone from live broadcasts to online videos, movies, work meetings, and virtual classrooms. Adding closed captions to the content is one way to make it more inclusive and accessible for everyone. This e-book will be your guide to how captioning bridges the gap, connects us and enable us to grow in the ever-changing technology landscape.
Closed captions are the key to reaching more people, and it is a crucial tool to achieve video accessibility. According to the statistics published by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble in hearing, and about 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids. In the World Health Organizations’ report, Deafness and hearing loss, they stated that more than 5% of the world’s population experience hearing loss, and by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss, and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation.
With the growing population of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, adding closed captions to the videos make them accessible. Closed captions provide immersive experience for deaf and hard of hearing people by including the non-speech elements such as sound effects which are important to understand the video.Captioning made Easy with Digital Nirvana