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Captioning provides Deaf or Hard of Hearing students with access to the spoken language and the sound effects of a film. Even though a Deaf or Hard of Hearing student may have an ASL interpreter, Note Taker or TypeWell transcriber in class, it is impossible to watch the interpreter or transcription and the film at the same time.

Students for whom English is a second language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL), or individuals with certain learning disabilities can benefit from captioning as well.  The ability to hear and read the words simultaneously aids in improving comprehension and retention of the information presented in a film.

Academic Success Programs provides captioning services free of charge for individuals with the corresponding accommodation, as determined by their ACCESS Specialist.  For campus departments or other individuals who wish to utilize captioning services, contact for more information.


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