How to Use Captions in Class
You need captioning equipment in your classroom in order to see the captions. Contact Roger.Wiberg@uvm.edu or call Media Services at 656-1954
- If your film is on DVD, there are 4 possible options for captioning. You will need to look at the DVD to see which option(s) it has:
- Closed captioned. The film will have one of these symbols on the packaging :
This means that your classroom needs captioning equipment to see the captions. Email Roger.Wiberg@uvm.edu or call Media Services at 656-1944.
- SDH = Subtitled for the Deaf and hard of hearing. If you click on the DVD menu and choose languages or set up, you will see this option. You do not need captioning equipment to see the captions. With SDH, all spoken information and sound effects will be captioned.
- English subtitles. This would also be located on the DVD menu under languages or set up. You do not need captioning equipment to see English subtitles. However, keep in mind that sound effects and song lyrics may not be subtitled.
- Open Captioned. This means that the captions have been written onto the DVD and no equipment is needed. You also do not need to turn them on. If the film is open captioned, it will say so on the front of the DVD. Keep in mind that you will not be able to turn off the captions.
- Streaming Video/Online videos: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Most streaming videos do not have captions. This applies to Youtube, online newscasts and many online episodes of TV shows.
To turn on captions on a DVD:
- Go to DVD menu
- Click on Set up or Languages
- Find English Subtitles or SDH
- Click on play/resume movie
Note: If you intend to use any Streaming Video or online video (regardless of length), please email email@example.com as soon as possible. Most streaming videos do not have captions. This applies to youtube, online newscasts, music videos and most online episodes of TV shows.