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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.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will cover the costs of captioning requests for eligible students, staff, and faculty as well as for UVM affiliates holding an event open to the public or an event where an outside attendee has specifically requested captioning. For all other requests, SAS may require the requesting office/department/agency to cover the captioning costs. For more information please contact


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